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"Light comfort yon, light gladden you, 
light bless you. 

Light fill your heart and through you 
lighten the world." 

The benediction of day-spring, the re- 
freshing lavers of dawn — prophetic, ex- 
hilarating in their newness — the relief of 
star-mist against the murk of night, the 
shifting sun in autumn elms, the gilded hale 
of a waxen taper flickering in some forgot- 
ten niche. . . . Can we not say that light — 
light in its dazzling intensity, in its pale 
shimmering, in its molten glow — brings a 
solace to the human heart that no other 
element can afford? Learned minds are 
pierced with it, joys make one light-hearted, 
truth and beauty bathe in its unstained 
rays, and love, laughter, and life are inter- 
woven by its bonds. Our college days 
have been signally bright, shining tokens 
of exuberance unshadowed. Yet, these 
are but refractions imperfect, unstable, 
dulled to meet man's clay-limned limita- 
tions, reflections frail of Him who is the Illu- 
minating Source. But often have we crept 
near to that Source, for here on our campus, 
by a dim altar-side, a feeble scarlet flame 
pointed out to us the way to the Light of 
the World. 



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Elmata 




COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 
CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS 



PUBLISHED BY THE 
SENIOR CLASS OF 1947 

Theresa M. Amiot, EditorwChief 
Mary C. Boyle, Business Manager 
Elizabeth A. Moynihan, Art Editor 




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edication 



The light of learning — lucid, enno- 
bling — unveiling cloudless vistas of 
broader pursuits, is ours today be- 
cause you, Most Reverend Bishop, 
have granted us the opportunity and 
the advantage of a vital Catholic edu- 
cation. It is by your guidance that we 
have sought and known the enlighten- 
ment of the Holy Spirit, and set our 
feet aright on the Way of Truth. And 
so, in gratitude and thankfulness we 
dedicate to you today this memento of 
our brightest hours here at the College 
of Our Lady of the Elms, adding a sin- 
cere prayer that God may ever keep 
you in the radiance of His countenance. 



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His Excellency 

THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS MARY OLEARY, D.D. 
Bishop of Springfield 



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I 



Faculty 



Through our yet brief span of 
years, we have figuratively sought 
the golden lamp of knowledge; 
scholarship and proficiency in mat- 
ters spiritual, cultural, scientific, 
have formed our objectives, our 
goals. The steep course of our quest, 
rough and forbidding at the outset, 
has grown increasingly brighter and 
clearer as we have progressed, sig- 
nifying the matchless aid and in- 
spiration gained from teachers and 
superiors who once trod the same 
highway. We acknowledge with 
grateful hearts the brilliant benefits 
of their disciplined minds, ever 
ready to impart to others the fruits 
of their reaping, the lustre of their 
comprehensive education. 



MOST REVEREND THOMAS M. O'LEARY, D.D. 
President 

REVEREND JOHN R. ROONEY, S.T.B., Ph.D. 
Vice-President 

SISTER MARY LIGUORI, M.A. 
Dean 



REVEREND THOMAS B. PIERCE, B.A., J.C.B., S.T.L. 
Religion 



REVEREND GEORGE A. SHEA, B.A., S.T.D., Ph.D. 
Philosophy 



SISTER HELEN JOSEPH, B.A., M.A., PhD 
English 



SISTER MARY CORNELIUS, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
French, Spanish 



SISTER TERESA MARIE, B.A., M.A. 
Mathematics, Phxsics 



SISTER MARY ANTONELLA, B.A., M.A. 
History 



SISTER LAWRENCE MARIE, B.Mus. 
Music 



SISTER REGINA DOLORES, B.A. 
Speech, Journalism, English 



SISTER HELEN CLARE, B.A., M.A. 
French, Spanish 



SISTER MARY CHRYSOSTOM, B.A., M.A 
English, Education 



SISTER JAMES MARY, B.A. 



SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, B.A., M.A. 
Latin, Mathematics 



SISTER MARY EUGENE, B.A., M.A. 
English, Latin 



SISTER JOSEPHA MARY, B.A., M.A. 
English 



SISTER MARGARET JAMES, B.S. 
Biology 



KATHERINE LONG, B.S 
Physical Education 



SISTER TERESA DANIEL, B.A., B.S. in L.S. 
Librarian 



SISTER FLORENCE JOSEPH, B.A., B.S. in L.S. 
Librarian 



maurice a. Mclaughlin, b.s., m.s. 

Chemistry 



JAMES L. SHEA, B.A., M.A. 
Chemistry 



MARY MURPHY, B.S. 
Chemistry 



MARGARET KAIN, B.A. 
Biology 



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REV. JOHN R. ROONEY, Ph.D. 
Vice-President 



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REV. THOMAS B. PIERCE, S.T.L. 
Chaplain, Professor of Religion 




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JAMES L. SHEA, M.A. 
Chemistry, German 



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MARGARET A. KAIN, A.B. 
Biology 



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MARY D. MURPHY, B.S. 
Chemistry 



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{CATHERINE S. LONG, B.S. 
Physical Education 



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(Sisters 




"When shadows d\m thy path, 
O Soul, 

Har\ unto him, the guardian of 
the Light." 



They have chosen the quiet ways, the hidden; they have elected the 
service and sacrifice solicited by their thorn-crowned Spouse; they have 
sought the House of the Lord. 

Yet, in this detachment from the world these daughters of Joseph 
necessarily exert a moving influence upon it by instilling into impres- 
sionable souls the shining virtues of modesty and true humility. Con- 
secrated as they are to the promulgation of God's truth, they devote 
every measure of time and talent to the molding of young minds in 
Catholic principles. In every field of knowledge, they interpret tor us 
lucidly and simply the mystic mastery of the Divine Intellect and Light. 
The dignity of their vocation and their innate strength of grace pervade 
with peace the atmosphere of learning. 

With hearts holding a special store of gratitude, we offer prayerful 
thanks to the Sisters who made our college days a little brighter, a bit 
more dear, because they were near. 



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Our 
[Parents 




"What grand ministrations 
of pity and strength, 

What endless processions 
of beauty and light." 



Under the wise and loving guidance of our parents, our wavering steps 
have waxed stronger on the pathway of our lives. More surely do we 
proceed into the world today because of their encouragement, discreet 
reproof and watchful care, so marked in all our yesterdays. Their ju- 
dicious instruction enlightened us through the curious ways of childhood, 
on through the complexities of adolescence to the breathless expectancy 
of womanhood, and the foundations of our religious and moral convic- 
tions find their source in the essential solicitude deep planted in parental 
hearts. By their patient sacrifices — bitter, more exacting than will ever 
be known — they have afforded us manifold privileges, and set us on the 
path of salvation. 

We can only hope to fulfill their trust in us, to carry out to the best of 
our ability the fondest dreams of those dear ones who have made our 
homes and hearths warm replicas of love-filled Nazareth. 



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CLASS FLOWER: Bachelor Button CLASS COLORS: Blue and Silver 



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IN AFTERGLOW 



How shall we measure four bright years 7 

How can we mingle all the light and flame we've \nown, 

And center it in one small, common scope 

Symbolic of the precious days we named our own? 

Let us recall the time with candles four, 
Each year beginning by a timid sparl{. 
It was with hesitation lit. and then 
Progressed in strength, dispelling doubtful dar\. 

And, as associations came more dear, 
The flame waxed brighter, shedding soothing light 
On labored studies, hours of jollity and mirth, 
On prayerful moments both by day and night. 

The halcyon times of carefree ways were ours — 
Untroubled, radiantly seething to the brim 
Of youth and fullness; the fire soared high 
Before it waned at last and flickered dim. 

Four candles did we thus reverently burn; 
Four brief, bright years, our signal lamps in life 
That will sustain us though our way be long 
Or wearisome with galling pain and strife. 

And now is our last taper gleaming low; 
The echoes of our college joys grow far and soft— 
But wait! A last gold spar\ is blazing to ignite 
The Torch of Truth which we must bear aloft. 



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Theresa A, Allen, B.S, 

Chicopee 



OHE is delicate as an ivory madonna with blue-black hair, lithe as a swaying 
^ reed, airy as an elf! Lest her shy, demure manner deceive you, please 
note those laughing eyes testifying to the sparkle that lies beneath. Her 
extreme nonchalance is nurtured by the fact that she lives but a few steps 
from school and so may stroll into class just before the last bell — this to the 
envy of "long-distance day-hops". Yet, despite her easy-going nature, she 
really gets things accomplished. Under her capable guidance and leadership 
the Mission Committee has progressed admirably both materially and spir- 
itually in its participation in the propagation of the Faith. Test tubes and 
microscopes have also captured Theresa's interest, and a career as laboratory 
technician seems most inviting right now. Well, we shall see! 



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Theresa M, Anniot 9 A,B, 

North Oxford 

' I A HERESA has been the heart of '47 — in every sense of the word. Through 
these four years she has been the initiating and sustaining spark which 
made the class and club activities that we so eagerly planned come true. Her 
skilled artistic pen has produced interpretative ink-sketches, delighting prose 
and delicate verse to grace the pages of our treasure, Tourmaline. Her 
successful year as editor gives tribute to the untiring zeal and patient crafts- 
manship which are hers. She filled our days with music, charming and en- 
trancing all with the myriad patterns of melody which her fingers so surely 
wove. Because of her competent direction of our entries in the one-act-play 
competitions, '47 has been able, more than once, to shout with ringing joy, 
"The Verdeoro Cup — it's ours, and 'Terrie' saw us through!" Yes, she has 
ever given generously of time and talent in her guiet, unassuming way. To 
her go our heartfelt thanks for all the success and happiness that she has 
brought to us at O. L.E.I 



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Mary C. Boyle, AM, 

Framingham 



TV^'ARY'S exuberance and effervescent wit enlighten any gathering. The 
many facets of her character shine forth in her activities as the bustling 
Business Manager of the Elmata, as the talented actress in "Harriet", "Pride 
and Prejudice", "The Masterful Monk", and as the president of "La Corte 
Castellana". In winter sports, Mary stars on the basketball court as a forward 
with an eagle eye for the basket. Summertime finds her swimming — at Onset, 
of course. Any question posed at Mary will always receive a snappy retort 
drawn from her wealth of humor. Her hilarious experiences, such as the 
"measles" (remember when?) result in an uproar in the dorm. Mary is the 
pride and joy of undergraduates as well as seniors, and with her dynamic 
personality and unfailing good nature has been essential in making college 
days the bright ones that we know and treasure. 



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Springfield 



■ / VERY class project has received the wholehearted cooperation and ardent 
' support of Marion, one of the most dependable members of the Class of 
'47. For the past four years she has held office in the Debating Club, and 
has contributed in every way to the success of its activities. No tea or other 
social function of that society was complete without the appearance of her 
tempting cakes and crisp cookies. In addition to her skillful juggling of recipes, 
Marion also turns out awesome performances in the mathematics line. Few 
of us would attempt to major in so formidable a subject! Besides dancing, 
of which she is avowedly a graceful exponent, she has a decided, wholesome 
enthusiasm for basketball, and her knack for tricky footwork has made her 
an essential part of the class team. Energetic, earnest, she is vital to any 
group, and with her confidence and independent air, often provides a needed 
spark of assurance. 



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00 VERY often this past year she has begun "the meeting with a prayer." 
^ Who? None other than our very efficient Sodality Prefect, of course. Be- 
sides having this full-time duty, she is one of the varsity debaters (with several 
victories to her credit), a loyal supporter of the second soprano section in the 
Glee Club, and the star of the chemistry class. Any spare moments at her 
disposal are devoted to playing the organ; in the musical field alone we 
predict for her an interesting future. Nature has woven poetry in her person 
— a blonde daintiness just made for dark grey eyes, turned-up nose and 
enchanting smile. Her childlike charm has captivating power, and her sweet 
sincerity endears her to one and all. Anne, we'll always remember these 
four years we've enjoyed more . . . because of you. 



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'faeirese P 9 Cartier, A,. 

Willimansett 



T OOKING for a needed helping hand? Why, be assured that the hoped- 
for cooperation will be found in this loyal booster of all her Alma Mater's 
activities — scholastic and social alike. Many are those who have admired 
her sincerity, her dependability, her unwavering firmness in following out a 
chosen idea. Her marked facility for modern languages showed forth in her 
ability as a linguist, and the clear, precise pronunciation of foreign phrases 
made her recitations a delight to hear. She took an enthusiastic interest in 
her practice teaching, and we are certain that "her pupils" benefited greatly 
from the experience. Her smiling acquiescence to every appeal has stamped 
her as a staunch Elmite, and we feel that the same charming trait will always 
make her "so very nice to know." 



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Muriel C. Desauitels, A.B< 

Adams 



44 00 DIVINELY tall, so very fair. . . ." How well these words apply to 
modest "Mus." Her unobtrusive charm and genuine naivete make her 
outstanding in refinement, and her love of culture is evident in her admiration 
of the classics, and her quiet, efficient way of doing things. Latin and French 
classes constitute for her hours of intellectual enjoyment. She is an integral 
part of any Glee Club chorus, and her innate French flair for the artistic 
makes her invaluable on decoration committees. Sincere, generous and con- 
scientious as she is, Muriel has the acknowledged power of warming hearts 
with a single smile. Her quaint mannerisms and soft spoken dignity make 
her all the more endearing. Association with this classmate has been our 
constant pleasure, and we honestly hope "all your dreams may come true, 
chere mademoiselle." 



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Elizabeth M. Dolan, A.B. 

Peabody 

"■3ETTY. . . . The dance in her eye, the sprinkle of laughter in her heart, the 
clear ring of her voice all come to mind when we think of her carefree, 
life-loving ways. Nothing ever bothers her for long; worry seems alien to 
her nature. Concerning those freguent trips to Boston and Worcester, she 
often found difficulty in trying to decide which was "on schedule." A par- 
ticular propensity for poetry — especially that of Tennyson and Browning — 
marks her enthusiasm for English courses. Ever willing to render a song, 
she is numbered as an active member of the famed "Swan Club" which 
boasts an enrollment of three "melody makers." During her years with us, 
Betty has been a most gracious hostess, making "open house" a daily event 
in her room. Things can never be dull or prosaic when Betty beams in. 



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Clare L a Doelie, B,S, 



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Springfield 



/COLORED paper, paint pots, glue, scissors, fashion magazines. . . . Who 
spends hours with these, turning out those clever and original posters 
for the bulletin board? Why, Clare, of course, capable editor of the "Campus 
Communigue." Her energies are not confined to that guarter alone, however; 
she is always busy conducting philosophical discussions of world affairs at 
Social Action meetings, singing with the Glee Club, debating, or balancing 
Science Club books — not to mention working on complicated physical chem. 
experiments, and untangling calculations for them. Pert and vivacious, she 
has a fetching smile and dimples to match, sparkling green eyes, and chestnut 
hair often swept to the top of her head. In fact, she's noted for her constant 
change of coiffures, and those long, carefully polished fingernails. Nice in 
every way, that's our "Susie." 



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Rosemary C» Donovan, A.B. 

Floral Park, L. I. 

^^7"HEN Rosemary came to us by way of Brentwood, O. L. E., and particu- 
" ™ larly the class of '47, gained a firm friend, a good student and a staunch 
supporter. Ro has played an influential part in our manifold activities, and 
has taken a particular interest in dramatics. Her interpretation of the gushing 
socialite, Mrs. Sands-Woodford, in "The Masterful Monk" clearly proved her 
theatrical ability. Although not a formal member of the debating team, she 
was always ready to lend her viewpoint to motivate a vital discussion. Ro 
has divided her weekends guite fairly between Floral Park and Providence, 
and, judging from her colorful accounts, we know how much she enjoyed 
them. We will miss her easy-going, pleasant way, but we know that through 
it she will acguire many new friends. We, her old friends, wish her the best, 
always. 



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Jane A, Diurkao, A.B. 

Agawam 

TANIE serves the seniors as a model for the old, but true statement that "a 
** friend in need is a friend indeed." For who can match our "little girl" 
in geniality, cordiality or sincerity? Her even disposition and conviviality 
impress her associates, and are examples worthy of imitation. Ever willing 
to sing, she keeps audiences in incessant peals of laughter with her melodious 
voice — exhibit A, the December ninth entertainment. The argyles that her 
knitting needles produce testify not only to her skill, but also to her patience. 
Despite her amazing ability in math, and her capture of the science award 
in chemistry, Durk's "ether experiment" achieved for her the greatest distinc- 
tion. Though she finds it extremely hard to stand on her two feet, she acts 
as an excellent guard on the basketball court and baseball season finds her 
captaining the team. A regular good sport is Jane. 



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Susan E. Fitzgerald, B.S. 

North Adams 

OUE, by her ever-faithful boosting of the Crusaders, is now affectionately 
^ known as the "Hoiah Girl." Surely we can guess the meaning behind 
those dreamy eyes. ... To her the Science Club points with pride, for she 
has guided its projects with unflagging interest during the past months. She 
labors with a will; indeed, she spent many a weary hour searching for a light 
— for the dark room. Her becoming Dutch-boy clip is a source of general 
fascination, and the bewitching smile and expressive eyes displayed beneath 
it exert a piquant appeal. In this classmate we discover the whimsical blend- 
ing of solid scientific knowledge and feminine fancy, genial Irish wit and 
smooth sophistication. Though she may not tower in stature over all, she has 
a most commanding way — self-sufficient, confident, dependable. Sweet Sue, 
it's you! 



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Rosemary A, Gallagher, B.S. 

Springfield 

/COMPANIONSHIP and friendly cooperation are qualities we have enjoyed 
in the years we have known Ro. One of the tiniest members of our class, 
her twinkling vivacity has been prominent wherever a good time was to be 
found. A pert pixie, Rosemary is individualized by the deep auburn tint in 
her long hair, her sultry eyes and the unique cadence of her softly modulated 
voice. Not wishing to show favoritism, she has conscientiously divided her 
time between Springfield and Boston, and has portioned her enthusiastic 
support among Holy Cross, Harvard, Yale and A.I.C. Numbered among our 
most popular classmates, we remember her well in our freshman year together 
in "Sodality Row" where her gay, informal room was the celebrated center 
for nightly chit-chat. Biology and chemistry have been her chief attractions 
at the Elms, and this scientific background will no doubt prove the foundation 
of a promising future. We wish her every success! 



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Margaret M. Galleshaw, A.B. 

Whitinsville 

7\ yCARGIE — all eagerness, exuberance — infuses her spirit into her every 
undertaking. Her dark brown eyes mirror mutable expressions, exhibit- 
ing a vital interest in everything at hand. She possesses a deep fund of 
historical knowledge, and through constant perusal of magazines and peri- 
odicals can converse intelligently in every phase of past and current events. 
Always ready to put forth and defend a logical argument, she has formed an 
essential part of animated I. R. C. discussions. As captain of the basketball 
team for the four years, Margie has incorporated some of the unigue Whitins- 
ville High technigues into the game. Few players, by using only one hand, 
can put the ball through the hoop guite as neatly as she. Her deftness is also 
manifest in the clicking of her knitting needles, and the resulting products of 
her "spare time" have been most creditable. Versatile is the word for her! 



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Phyllis M. Hoar, A.B. 

Chicopee 



r I THE Class of '47, Phyllis and personality go hand in hand, for we have 
always found the two together. Her cheery chuckle and hearty "hello" 
for everyone, her gracious response to every demand for a song — the rhythmic 
highlight of many an occasion here at O.L.E. — will be long remembered. Irish 
melodies acguired a particularly lively lilt in her tuneful treatments. Sleigh 
bells and Santa Claus will always bring with them the spirited, sparkling 
picture of "Phyl" in colorful command of the festivities of the Christmas party. 
Our Elmata dance holds a vivid place in our memory, thanks to the novel 
decorations which she planned and executed with such ready enthusiasm. 
And climaxing these, the recollection of her repeated top-notch performances 
"on stage" as one of Verdeoro's leading character actresses will make remem- 
bering worthwhile. Happy and helpful, she is — our "Phyl." 



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Patricia M, Johesoe, B,S. 

Lenox 



OFTEN in O'Leary have you heard the gay, infectious laughter of this petite 
"five-foot-two, eyes of blue" Elmite, and caught a glimpse of her as 
the picture-book princess of prom nights. If ever you saw the Lenten tableaux, 
you hold an unforgettable image of her as the central figure in the famous 
Hoffman painting of the Child in the Temple. She has been mistress of musical 
amusement for the Senior Dorm; her "cube," piled high with records, seemed 
a veritable music box, the well-spring of our melody-making. Variable as a 
New England spring are her mercurial moods — a proper comparison, too, for 
she will very proudly tell one and all, "I'm from Lenox — in the Berkshiresl" 
By all these do you know her, but you will best remember her for the captivat- 
ing quality of warm, true friendship — so prominently Patsy's. 



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Anne Marie King, A,B, 



Springfield 



TF ANY morning on the eight o'clock bus you spied a dainty auburn-haired 
miss just a mite over five feet, bearing a cumbersome book almost as big 
as she, be assured that it was Anne Marie and her Spanish dictionary. Even 
when a freshman, she focused her plans on languages and has been living 
and thinking le francais and el espanol so completely that now she is fearful 
for her English grammar. Alert and adept as a linguist, she has often surprised 
visiting French lecturers with her ease and eloguence in the foreign tongue. 
Study, however, doesn't absorb all of her time; she can always find a spare 
moment for a congenial coke with the "crowd." Her conviviality was exem- 
plified on the unforgettable night of our first minstrel show, when we all 
"blacked up" and she starred as the able and charming Mistress of Cere- 
monies. For pert proficiency, name Anne Marie! 




Carolyn V, King, A,B. 

Pittsfield 

/CAROL'S quicksilver wit and rollicking humor have added many a colorful 
incident to what we so fondly designate as "dorm life." Many of those 
snappy, original class songs owe their existence to her spontaneous rhyming, 
and a history of our dramatic productions wouldn't be complete without an 
account of her frequent, unique, gentlemanly interpretations. In addition to 
treading the boards, she was the able manager of the monetary department 
of the Dramatic and French Clubs. After a summer at Laval University, she 
now chatters le frangais quite fluently — gestures and all — with just the proper 
accent. This is much to our consternation, who are not so well versed — mat's 
oui'l A competent entertainer, her bubbling laughter livens any party, and 
has often made those "after lights" affairs just a bit more daring, a bit more 
dear. 



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Alice E, Lapping A.B. 

Holyoke 

OLLY'S poise and gentle manner reserve a special place for her in senior 
society. Wherever she may be, her demureness and cheerful smile lend 
sunshine. Call on her freely and with assurance for any task which must be 
accomplished with speed and finesse. Besides her attachment for good books, 
chic fashions and smart handbags, Alice adores New York City with its 
pleasant, intriguing memories. Our petite blonde confesses a fondness for 
week-end waltzing, too. Promptly at noon, this composed senior joins the 
cafeteria coterie, and the mellow tones of her modulated voice attract atten- 
tion in any conversation Innumerable friends have been charmed by her 
tact, true sincerity and the merry twinkle in those intensely blue eyes. In a 
quiet, unassuming way, Lolly exemplifies the Elms and its ideals. 



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Barbara G. Larkle, A.B. 



Springfield 



T TERE is Barbara — she of the cheerful greeting, she of the sympathetic 
A glance, the understanding heart. Her life is attuned to music. It forms 
the predominating note in her work and play, her pastime and pleasure. Her 
skillful fingers, twinkling or tarrying over the keyboard, enchant her im- 
promptu audiences as she offers them variations from Bach and Beethoven 
to boogie-woogie. A few dryly humorous remarks thrown in here and there 
reveal her guiet love of fun. Always a thoroughly good sport, she is ready 
to join in every frolic. Barbara is a beauty in her own right — tall and willowy, 
with dark hair and deep, dreamy eyes whose lashes are most incredibly long. 
Completely cool and casual, she lets the rest of the world go its way, and 
exerts a calming influence on those about her. . . . Stay as sweet as you are, 
"Barb." 



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Dorothy A, Lawe, A»B a 

Springfield 



VIVACITY, wit and sympathy in admirably well-balanced proportions have 
characterized Dot during our four years together. It was often she who 
was the spark that set off those merry peals of laughter of "Sammie" and 
"Mo," the other members of "The Trio" in senior study hall. Attentive, self- 
assured, she was always ready (and able) to debate any topic proposed. 
Very noted were her pseudo-philosophic solutions to her friends' woes which 
gained for her the position of the "D.D. of '47." Her one great weakness was 
revealed in her fervor for the symphony, of which she has a wide knowledge 
and deep appreciation. Music hath undeniable charms for this young lady, 
and her authority on the subject often proved of invaluable aid to that depart- 
ment in the college newspaper. Dot was indeed an integral part of the life 
of '47! 



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Dorothy G. Maeioe, A.B. 

Milford 



\TO DOUBT you have met Dorothy in many circumstances, for her activi- 
■*- ^ ties have been both numerous and varied. Her quiet charm and engag- 
ing grace have magnetized friends and strangers alike. Smiling eyes and a 
tip-tilted nose, might we state, form added advantages! Books have always 
held particular appeal for her, and in her capable hands have provoked 
candid, apt appraisals. As a senior, she served as the poised and gracious 
hostess at all Literary Club gatherings Her keen insight into current trends 
of political thought, her natural (and acquired!) logic, plus her warm sincerity 
made her a most welcome contributor to every discussion. A truly repre- 
sentative Elmite, "Dottie" attended I.R.C. conferences where she tempered 
business with pleasure and vice versa. Such qualifications surely give prom- 
ise of her continued success — and lifelong happiness! 



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Mary A, Mara, A.B. 

Chicopee Falls 



IVELINESS and gaiety made Mary one of Westover's most energetic and 
' enthusiastic hostesses. Our typical Irish colleen wore a pair of silver 
wings, but then, who could resist her bright smile, sincere good humor, or 
that delightful laughter in her eyes? From top to toe, Mary brims over with 
mischief, friendliness and sparkling personality. In any gathering, be it cafe- 
teria, study hall or recreation room, this peppy day-hop adds vim. The actress 
in her found expression in '47's minstrel of old Erin. Many are her jaunts to 
the beach in summer; in winter, excursions to the mountains are prompted 
by her zeal for skiing. Mary seems to be accomplishing rapidly her aim for 
an interesting life, for her vigor vitalizes even small things with the dash of 
adventure and excitement. 



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Ellen J, Martoee, A.B, 

South Barre 

OEEMINGLY quiet to strangers, E.J.'s clever wit and repartee keep her class- 
mates continually entertained as secret theatrical yearnings find their 
outlet in hilarious impersonations. Room Nine, better known as Grand Central, 
forms the crossroads of many private lives. Ellen's connections extend west- 
ward to Michigan and eastward to the British Isles where her pre-war travels 
have carried her. Sea-blue eyes reflect visionary plans for future roaming! 
The experience she has gained as feature columnist on the Elmscript staff 
provides a stepping-stone in her inclination for a literary career. Pet among 
her dislikes ranks cold weather, but she likewise detests hustling for cab, bus, 
or train. In summer, the glowing bronze her skin acquires, with her even 
teeth gleaming white in contrast, makes her the envy of all the fair seniors. 
Life promises adventure for this lass. 



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Ellin B. McCabe, B.S. 

Lenox 



TJUBBIE'S infectious chuckle and changeable brown eyes — significant of 
the elfin thoughts scampering through her lively imagination — give a 
tantalizing touch to her personality. Her seeming reserve somewhat cloaks 
the intensity with which she undertakes any enterprise. Completely drawn 
by things scientific, she is the energetic co-editor of the science journal. She 
shows puckish delight in proposing arguments, and maintains a brave stand 
in the resulting tide of controversy. A staunch defender of that lovely village 
in the Berkshires, "Bub" proves a fervent devotee of the musical functions at 
Tanglewood. She is enthralled by good music and, in contrast to its soothing 
influences, professes a decided liking for mystery thrillers. Likewise, she is 
a loyal champion for the University of Missouri, and takes particular pride in 
the Navy, having awaited patiently and confidently the return of a certain 
bluejacket. May she have soaring success and joy in everything. 



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Joan M. McCaffrey, A.B. 

Newport 



"\^7"ARM-HEARTED, with a lively disposition and propensity for fun, loan 
~ ~ shone as a campus favorite. At every odd moment, girls gathered in 
her "cube" to chat leisurely, peruse style magazines, or examine the newest 
shades of lipstick and nail polish. Yet, she was not all frivolity; "Journalistic 
Joan" and "Elmscript" were practically synonomous. The paper, which orig- 
inated in 1946, has become, through her capable editorship, zeal and ingenu- 
ity, an effective medium for propagating campus news and school spirit. By 
the persevering effort of Joan, obstacles were surmounted, and the Elms girls' 
dream of a school paper at last became a reality. Her native curiosity and 
"nose for news" ought to gain success for her in the field of her choice, and 
her hearty laughter and expressive brown eyes are certainly valuable assets. 
To our miss from Newport we say, "Good luck — and good copy, always!" 



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Jeanne A, McDermmott, A.B, 



East Springfield 



\ MATHEMATICS "whiz," nothing intrigued jaunty Jeanne more than 
^- juggling sines and cosines, or graphing some complicated arithmetical 
curve such as the "Involute of a Circle" or the "Lemniscate of Bernoulli." But 
don't conceive the idea that she was a grind. She is one person who possesses 
the happy faculty of putting aside more prosaic matter and relaxing completely, 
according as time and situation may demand. A slender, green-eyed blonde 
with a beaming smile, she has an unlimited supply of jokes and hilarious 
anecdotes at her command. The most unexpected and unbelievable things 
keep happening to her; life is just one surprise after another. Never, never 
is there a dull moment when Jeanne is present. Her pleasant, agreeable 
disposition has won her countless companions. Sincere, generous, thoughtful, 
she has proved a genuine friend to her classmates who always will be grateful 
for her gaiety. 



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Catherine J, McDonnell, B.S. 

Chicopee 

~|\^TEET "Katrin," our vivid vice-president whose intense absorption in 
-I-™-"- biology prompted her to take every extra course offered in that branch 
of science, whose happy-go-lucky disposition and innate sense of humor 
brightened the occasional tedium of lab hours, and whose quick wit and 
repartee supplied apt answers for many a situation. Equal to any circum- 
stance, her extemporaneous speeches often brought victory to her view of 
the question, while her mock-seriousness and piquant side remarks regaled 
all listeners Don't be surprised if she is still knitting industriously on a taste- 
ful?) purple sweater while deep in conversation, since she operates on the 
principle: "I can listen much better if I'm doing something worthwhile at the 
same time!" Apparently she applies her theory in earnest, for she has worked 
diligently these four years, and her quality of leadership made her an indis- 
pensable part of every activity. 



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Mary T. McElroy, A.B. 

Worcester 



IN MARY we have a general favorite, not only in the senior class, but 
throughout O. L. E. Her diverse talents touch many fields and far — debat- 
ing, music, dramatics, history — and into each sphere she infuses her pleasing 
personality. It is her poise as a public speaker which has made her the ideal 
representative of the Elms at the I. R. C. conferences, and her logical powers 
of persuasion, coolly competent in the most heated debate, have proven 
superlative. Mary has taken prominent part in all school functions as well 
as fulfilling the duties of the efficient secretary of our class for the past four 
years. Worcester has no more loyal supporter, nor St. Peter's a more faithful 
alumna than she. The same fidelity and ready sympathy extended to every- 
one signify the enduring quality of her friendship. A joyful life is sure to be 
hers, who so generously and unstintingly works for the happiness of those 
who know her. 



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Elizabeth J, McKenea, A,B. 

Worcester 



r I ^ALENTED musician, able linguist, outstanding debater, fine student — 
mighty qualifications for our little lady! Bette, as a violinist, contributed 
much to entertainments and commencement processions, and, utilizing her 
beloved Spanish, edited very worthy issues of "Las Hojas de los Olmos." 
Her debut in college debating against Holy Cross led to her appointment as 
manager of the team for her senior year, a worthy testimony of her ability 
and animation. As a lyric writer she employs a breezy style with easy 
rhythm; many of our class songs during the four years have been the result 
of her wit and originality. "After-light" pranks in the dorm could almost 
always be traced to fun-loving Bette, or weren't we supposed to tell? For 
her unpredictable topics of discussion, for her impish eyes and serious, sincere 
camaraderie, we know that thoughts of her will always be pleasant memories. 



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Mary T. McMaems, A.B. 

Fitchburg 



r I A HE First Lady of '47, the lilting songstress of O. L. E., a joy to all who 
know her . . . it's Mary; need we say more? We hear the gentle tap 
of her heels, the hustle-bustle of her passing, and the unconscious tribute to 
her popularity: "I think I'll study in the lounge; I can't get into my room just 
now!" She exhibits an ardent admiration for French mannerisms and Spanish 
proverbs, and has an almost wistful fondness for Latin. Cosmopolitan, you 
see. Under her able direction our Glee Club and choir have climbed to new 
heights of musical achievement. A cute feather clip, deep-set eyes, and a 
dimple in a cameo complexion bespeak Mary, trim and true. Our spirited, 
praiseworthy guide, to whom we owe gratitude for many successful ventures, 
she will surely prove to be a leader through future years. 



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Mary Jean McNaeiara, B.S. 

Pittsfield 

"|V^"ARY JEAN is veritably an artist's dream with her clear, shining eyes and 
A silken hair, and her placid face that reflects each passing mood. She 
is noted for her ready wit and cryptic remarks, and her hearty laughter is 
proof sufficient that she is enjoying a situation to the utmost. As president 
of our Verdeoro Players, she directed "Harriet" efficiently and successfully, in 
a manner truly befitting one interested in the drama. Her own performances 
on the boards rate a round of applause. "My father," what a life she leads! 
Mary Jean earnestly divides her time between chem lab and the avid perusal 
of the latest fiction. A fervent movie fan, she'll keep you posted on the latest 
Hollywood happenings. We could prophesy for her a colorful future, but 
we shall wait and be surprised. The best to you, sweet — serene — Mary Jean. 



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Lillian M. Meyer, A.B. 

Lynbrook, New York 



T IL, with the brown velvet eyes and the little-girl smile, deepens the quality 
-"-^ of sincerity with her constant desire to aid and comfort others. In addi- 
tion, she radiates poise, dignity, graciousness and charm - - certainly an 
estimable combination Lil is the enthusiastic leader of the Athletic Club 
whose diverse activities mirror her zeal for sports. An ardent admirer of 
fashionable clothes, she is our smart senior edition of Mademoiselle. Although 
a girl of many interests, Lil has graced the social functions of the Sodality 
with her special attention. We must mention that her portrayal of Our Blessed 
Mother in the pageant of the Dolors is unexcelled. When four-thirty arrives, 
she drifts to the worldly atmosphere of records and relaxation. Sometimes 
we wonder if she is not the sole support of the local "juke-box." A cherry 
coke, Lil? Roger! Success to you, lovely, lovable Lil. 



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Dorothy L, Miner, B.S. 

Providence 

"[POSSESSING qualities of the true Elms girl, Dot has attracted countless 
friends by her gracious and obliging manner. Many a delightful moment 
has been shared in her cozy room nestled in the left wing. Dot's zest for 
knowledge has carried her into many fields; science — bacteriology, to be 
exact — receives the greatest attention and she has served diligently as co- 
editor of the paper sponsored by the Science Club. Classical music, poetry 
and fiction also occupy a very special place on her list of interests. Her flair 
for dramatics is evinced by the numerous male roles which she has portrayed 
so effectively. We find that Dot distributes her correspondence quite propor- 
tionately among Dad, Madame, and a certain lad in Philadelphia (interest 
purely impersonal, of course). Our regard for her, however, is strictly on 
the personal side. Best of everything, Dorothy! 



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Katheriee V, Moriarty, A,B, 

Springfield 



AY and smiling Kay has formed an indispensable part of college life. 
Remember her rendition of "Ida" in our Sophomore minstrel ranking as 
one of the "hits" of the show? Although lengthy Spanish translations, copious 
assignments in English drama and lesson plans for her high school classes 
kept her occupied, she still found time to continue her lively interest in both 
classical and popular music — she particularly enjoyed Concerts of the Spring- 
field Symphony — and in the very latest of fashion creations. Tall, slim, with 
sparkling brown eyes, auburn locks and a light dusting of freckles, she could 
appear sophisticated in black, or be the casual type in sweater and skirt as 
the occasion demanded. Always active, her vacations were devoted to 
excursions to the shore or to New York to view the newest plays. A firm 
friend, Kay is one girl whose personality fitted right in for a harmonious and 
happy four years at O.L.E. 



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Elizabeth Ann Moyoifaan, B.S 

Springfield 



TTIST now! Sure 'tis a Little One who glances so pertly and dimples so 
prettily! Well, now, 'tis Betty Ann, our demure dynamo whose creative 
ability keeps the bulletin boards bubbling and bright with the cleverest of 
posters for any and every occasion. A piece of colored paper, bits of chalk, 
a moment to think and presto! a result that will make anyone sit up and take 
notice of Sodality doings. Betty is indeed a study in active expression, with 
brown eyes twinkling and hands making graphic even the most abstruse 
theorems of Aguinas. In regard to subjects scientific, her knowledge from 
liters to litmus paper, from beakers to Bunsen burners we find most imposing. 
And on the strictly feminine side, her tip-tilted nose, saucy smile and modish 
hair-do's create a source of constant delight for those privileged to know this 
sprite from Springfield. 



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Helen B. O'Neill, A.B. 

Holyoke 

THEN one thinks of Helen, immediately there come to mind all the serv- 
™ ™ ices she has performed for '47. When called upon for any activity, 
Helen responded with whole-hearted cooperation. Having a knack with a 
needle and a capacity for accomplishment, she gave freely of her time both 
at home and at college in providing costumes for plays and clever decora- 
tions for socials and dances. Her consistently fine disposition has won her 
the love of all, even though this same geniality may have added many tasks 
to her already crowded day. In addition to these extra-curricular activities, 
Helen has had deep interest in the doings of I. R. C, and is one of the few 
who find math to their liking. Her clear speaking voice, a pleasure to hear 
in any classroom, has been our model since her appearance in "America 
Sings." We, her classmates, send her forth with our best wishes — and 
gratitude. 

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Barbara C, Paraell, A.B, 

Easthampton 



T3 ARB personifies quiet pensiveness, yet frequently her hidden mirth bursts 
forth. The vivid experiences that she relates of her automobile driving 
delight the dorm, and in the midst of every humorous incident she explodes 
into gales of giggles. Equally adept in many studies, she sparkles in lin- 
guistic circles. Arguments and philosophy orals irk her no end, but she finds 
philosophy class very restful. Indeed, she gets more rest than anyone else 
on campus, and second only for her love of repose comes her fondness for a 
good time. Many a jaunt to Springfield ends with spaghetti a la Lorraine's 
— Barb's favorite dish. Fair play and affability furnish B. P. with conspicuous 
qualities of friendship. When a helping hand is needed, she unaffectedly 
and efficiently manages her responsibilities. Her unassuming affability hints 
at what the future holds in store. 



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Jeao M. Shea, A,B» 

Springfield 

~|\ 1% EET our Jeanie with the light brown hair — and oh, the most entrancing 
of blue eyes. Meet the graceful miss whose love for dignity and 
dancing made of the prom, because of her most efficient chairmanship, a 
dreamy, long-to-be-remembered evening. Who objected to a bit of extra 
work when those Irish eyes were smiling? For four years Jean has held the 
keys of our fluctuating class treasury, and the formidable bills never seemed 
to daunt her. Likewise, the intricacies of the French paper smoothed out to 
the polish of a journalist gem, and "Les Chuchotements des Ormes" proved 
another trophy to her proficiency. Repeated religion awards are evidence 
that Jean is a deep thinker on things theological, and when there is a demand 
for a worthwhile book review, just let her know! Shakespeare, in the wisdom 
of profound perception once observed, "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and 
low, an excellent thing in woman"; he must have visualized Jean, sedate and 
always — serene. 

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Mary JHL Sheehan, B.S. 

Springfield 



T TOW easily we may cite Mary as being a signal example of that wise old 
adage, "Still waters run deep." For truly, behind her refreshing calm- 
ness and exterior repose, we know well there flows a current of high serious- 
ness and ardor of truth. Sincerity shines from steady eyes, and the genuine 
smile lighting her whole countenance forms one of her most charming and, 
at the same time, comforting of attributes. From admiring classmates there 
has sprung perpetual astonishment. How did she ever manage to expound 
syllogisms so smoothly and with so little effort, exploring the intricacies of 
advanced psychology with apparent ease? And how could she invariably 
have the correct response for every situation? A logical and orderly mind 
is the inevitable answer, as you see. Life will hold few fears for this com- 
petent young lady. 



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Mary A, Shevlie, A.B 

Holyoke 



T?EW know that tripping the light fantastic is the favorite extra-curricular 
activity of this lissome colleen with the twinkling toes. Her shy, good 
natured smile is deceiving in leading one to think her a guiet, never-stirring 
senior, but the merry sparkle in her eyes reveals her love of things rhythmic. 
And speaking of interests — her now-famous "snacks" (Commuter's Special) 
give a tasty indication of a more than passing fancy for the culinary arts. A 
most praiseworthy field, to be sure, particularly to the "caf" spectators who 
wait with anticipation the ritual of opening her lunch box. "Las Hojas" is 
another prominent project making demands upon her time and skill in el 
espanol as she is a senior staff member, but Mary, always ready, ever affable, 
manages both to a creditable degree. May life be one grand melody, Mary. 



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Maureen S. Smith, B.S. 

North Grafton 

\ MOST energetic worker in an energetic class, "Mce" endeared herself 
to everyone by her consideration and generosity, her willingness to lend 
a helping hand at all times. Nothing was undertaken without her aid, from 
the smallest social to the Junior Prom. An avid sports fan, her chief interests 
were centered on Holy Cross and the Red Sox, and her infectious enthusiasm 
kept classmates on the qui vive during every athletic affray. Between a 
lively scanning of daily sports columns, and intense absorption displayed in 
radio accounts, "Moe" kept the dormitories well informed as to the fluctuating 
scores of favorite games. On the other hand, she exhibits the very feminine 
art of knitting and could often be seen wandering the halls with a determined 
expression in her eyes as the needles clicked with alacrity. She was merely 
concentrating on purling. We hope her plans will include the annual reunion 
at Hampton — see you there, "Moe." 



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Rosemary A, Tower, B.S. 

Springfield 



OSEMARY has been the "vital principle" of the study hall for four merry 
years, continually bubbling over with mirth and good will. She has 
become a notable favorite with everyone — even the passengers on the Armory 
Street bus will miss her on her daily trip. We hear that Ro is an enthusiastic 
advocate of Gaelic dances, and it would not surprise us if she worked this 
avocation of hers, along with that most becoming blush, into an interesting 
development. Her knitting has been a class project completed at long last 
v/ith a bit of help from all sides. Her own constant, willing aid was evinced 
in her school spirit. Biology and chemistry were Rosemary's pet subjects, 
and we know that they will help her to attain a high place in the scientific 
world of the future. Good luck, Ro! 



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Phyllis Vigmeault, A.B, 

Springfield 



TJHIL'S cheerful chatter, collegiate air and savoir-faire contribute immensely 
to the activity of the senior study hall. Debonaire describes her to a "T." 
Never a bookworm, or prodigal of the midnight oil, she manages well. As 
for her schedule she majors English, minors Gamble's, manipulating both 
with creditable facility. In many groups where sprightly debate is in order, 
her original views which she presents for discussion serve as mental tonic 
and stimulation. Phil, loving life and laughter, makes the most of her glossy 
chestnut hair, natural attractiveness and smooth dancing. And her pet peeve? 
Why, Phil loathes hatsl Her independent manner and aspect of apparent 
unconcern make her the object of emulation, and she possesses the firmness 
of will to see through many a difficulty. The horizon lies bright for such as she. 



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Mary C. Vitteegl, A.B. 

Westfield 



~V\7"E PRESENT you "Manvitt," our paradox of practicality and pondering, 
* * she who swings a neat tennis stroke and yet holds an affinity with the 
angels. A camera enthusiast, Mary revels in angle shots and tricky time 
exposures practiced on her classmates as miscellaneous models Did. someone 
mention "Press?" Far into the wee hours could we hear the syncopated 
tapping of her typewriter preparing copy of the latest campus capers. Our 
bouquet to you, for all the pleasant publicity! Theatricals? Mary's outstanding 
ability made "Jane Eyre" a sweet and memorable character, and the "Mas- 
terful Monk" a magnetic personality. And no Christmas pageant would have 
been complete without her angelic portrayal of Gabriel, the holy herald. Deep 
delight in Dante brought out her mystic, visionary quality, that quality which 
often made her organ fugues, rippling the contemplative quiet of the chapel, 
enchanting to hear. 



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Hedwig S, Wolochowicz, A.B 9 

Worcester 



T TEDDY'S tall stature and alert eye make her an asset to any basketball 
team, and the cooperation and good sportsmanship which she demon- 
strates on the court is reflected in all her activities. She has always been 
conveniently "handy" whenever there was decorating, cleaning or other tasks 
to be done in preparation for a class production of any sort. Many a morning 
other girls' beds have been made by this thoughtful lass who delights in 
pleasing her associates. Heddy's "little sisters" at Mount St. Vincent, who 
receive dolls, cradles and games every Christmas, will testify readily to her 
generous nature. History — in and out of the classroom — constitutes her main 
interest. She reads extensively — preferably historical novels — and listens 
avidly to the summaries of the radio commentators. Dancing and knitting 
also attract the fancy of friendly, helpful Heddy. 



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emor 



ALLEN, THERESA A. 18 Casino Ave., Chicopee 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1; Glee Club 2, 3; 
Science 1,2, 3, 4; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 1 

AMIOT, THERESA M. Main St., North Oxford 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4 (T); A Cappella 2, 3, 4; Elm- 
script 3, 4; Gleo Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 4; La Corte 
Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4; Study Club 
3, 4; Tourmaline 2, 3, 4 (Ed.); Elmata 4 (Ed.) 

BOYLE, MARY C. 133 Lincoln St., Framingham 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 4; 
La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4 (P); Science 1, 2; 
Social Action 4; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata 4 
(B. Mgr.) 

BURNETT, MARION E. 83 Walnut St., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1,2, 3, 4; Elmscript 4; 
Glee Club 1, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating 1, 2 (S), 3 (T), 
4 (T); Science 1, 2, 3; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 1 

CANTY, ANNE T. 120 Hamoden St., Chicopee 

Sodality 1, 2 (S), 3 (VF), 4 (P); Athletic 1, 2; 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Science 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4 

CARTIER, THERESE P. 

53 St. Louis Ave., Willimansett 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 4; Glee Club 
1, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle 
Francois 2 3, 4; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 1, 3 

DESAUTELS, MURIEL C. 18 Melrose St., Adams 
Sodality 3, 4; A Cappella 3, 4; Athletic 4; Glee 
Club 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 3, 4; Le Cercle 
Francois 3, 4 (P); Social Action 4; Verdeoro 3, 4 

DOLAN, ELIZABETH M. 76 Margin St., Peabody 
Sodality 2, 3, 4; Athletic 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran- 
cois 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating 2; Science 2; Social 
Action 4; Verdeoro 2, 4 

DCNLIN. Clare L. 73 Miller St., Springfield 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; 
M.J.B. Debasing 2, 3, 4; Science 1, 2, 3, 4 (T); 
Social Action 4 (P); Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 

DONOVAN, ROSEMARY C 

50 Daisy Ave., Floral Park, N. Y. 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 
1, 2; I.R.C. 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4 (T); 
M.J.B. Debating 2, 3; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 
1, 2, 3, 4 

DURKAN, JANE A. 391 Meadow St., Agawam 

Sodality 1,2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 4; 
Glee Club 1; I.R.C. 4, Science 2, 3, 4; Social 
Action 4 (S); Verdeoro 4 

FITZGERALD, SUSAN E. 

12 Elmwood Ave., North Adams 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 
1, 2, 3, 4; Science 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Social 
Action 4 

GALLAGHER, ROSEMARY A. 

919 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 
1, 2; M.J.B. Debating 1, 2; Social Action 4 



GALLESHAW, MARGARET M 

10 North Main St., Whitinsville 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 
1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 
3, 4 (S); M.J.B. Debating 1, 2; Social Action 4; 
Verdeoro 3, 4; Elmata 4 

HOAR, PHYLLIS M. 324 Center St.. Chicopee 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3; I.R.C. 3, 4; 
Science 1, 2, 3; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 1, 2, 
3, 4 

JOHNSON, PATRICIA M. Church St., Lenox 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 
1; Science 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4 

KING ANNE MARIE 43 Armory St., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Athletic 1; La Corte Castel- 
lana 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4; Social 
Action 4; Verdeoro 1, 3 

KING, CAROLYN V. 20 Pine St., Pittsfield 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Elm- 
script 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; I.R.C. 4; La Corte 
Castellana 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4 (T); 
Social Action 4; Study Club 4 (C); Verdeoro 

1, 2, 3, 4 (T) 

LAPPIN, ALICE E. 12 Portland St., Holyoke 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 
3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 

2, 3, 4; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 1, 3, 4 

LARKIN, BARBARA G. 19 Greenbrier St., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; 
La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Social Action 4 

LA WE, DOROTHY A 360 White St , Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; 
La Corte Castellana 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4 

MANION, DOROTHY G. 82 West St., Milford 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3; Elmscript 3 4; 
I.R.C. 3 (T), 4; Literary 4 (C); M.J.B. Debating 
1, 2, 3; Social Action 4; Tourmaline 3, 4; Ver- 
deoro 1, 2, 3, 4 

MARA, MARY A 503 Broadway, Chicopee Falls 
Sodality 1,2, 3, 4, Elmscript 3, 4; La Corte Cas- 
tellana 1, 2; Social Action 4; Tourmaline 4 

MARTONE, ELLEN J. 4 Vernon St , South Barre 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 

3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 3 4; Social Action 
4; Tourmaline 4; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 

McCABE, ELLIN B. School St., Lenox 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 
1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Science 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action 4 

McCaffrey, joan m. 

7 Princeton St., Newport, R I 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 
3, 4 (Ed); Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 4; La Corte 
Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 2; Social 
Action 4; Tourmaline 4; Verdeoro 1, 4 



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McDERMOTT, JEANNE A. 

17 Kulig St., East Springfield 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1; Glee Club 2, 3; Le 
Cercle Francais 1, 2; Social Action 4 

McDonnell, Catherine j. 

196 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Class V.P. 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee 
Club 1, 2, 3; MJ.B. Debating 1; Science 1, 2, 3, 
4; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 

McELROY, MARY T 3 Wyman St., Worcester 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Class S. 1, 2, 3, 4; A Cappella 
1 2 3 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3, 4; Glee 
Club 1, 2, 3; I R C. 3 (VP), 4 (P); MJ.B. Debating 
1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4; Tourmaline 3, 4; Ver- 
deoro 1, 2, 3, 4 

McKENNA, ELIZABETH J. 14 Haynes St., Worcester 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 
3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, A, I RC. 4; La Corte 
Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 2; 
MJ.B. Debating 1, 2, 3, 4 (Mgr.); Social Action 
4; Tourmaline 3, 4; Elmata 4 

McMANUS, MARY T 41 Pine St., Fitchburg 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Class P. 1, 2, 3, 4, A Cappella 

1, 2, 3, 4 (D); Athletic 1,2, 3, 4; Elmscript 4; Glee 
Club 1, 2, 3, 4 (D); I R C. 4; La Corte Castellana 

2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4; MJ.B. De- 
bating 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4; Tourmaline 4; 
Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata 4 

McNAMARA, MARY JEAN 71 Pine St., Pittsfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 4; Glee Club 1; 
MJ.B Debating 1; Science 1, 2, 4; Social Action 
4 ; Verdeoro 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P) 

MEYER, LILLIAN M. 

44 Washington Ave., Lynbrook, N. Y. 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 
4 (P); Elmscript 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP); 
I.R.C. 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; MJ.B. 
Debating 1, 2, 3; Social Action 4; Tourmaline 3, 
4; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 

MINER, DOROTHY L. 

88 Jastram St., Providence, R. I. 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 4; 
I.R.C. 4; Science 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4 (VP); 
Verdeoro 2, 3, 4 

MORIARTY, KATHERINE V. 

12 Crown St., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1; Elmscript 3, 
4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; 
Social Action 4; Verdeoro 1 



MOYNIHAN, ELIZABETH ANN 

236 Locust St., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2; Elmscript 4; Glee 
Club 2, 3, 4 (P), MJ.B. Debating 2, 3, 4; Science 

1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4; Tourmaline 4; Ver- 
deoro 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata 4 

O'NEILL, HELEN B. 32 Longwood Ave., Holyoke 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 3, 4; Social Action 4; 
Verdeoro 1 

PARNELL, BARBARA C. 

32 Payson Ave., Easthampton 

Sodality 1, 2 ,3, 4; Elmscript 3, 4; I.R.C. 3, 4; 
Social Action 4 

SHEA, JEAN M. 125 Ranney St., Springfield 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Class T. 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1; 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Chairman; La 
Corte Castellana 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1, 

2, 3, 4; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 2 

SHEEHAN, MARY H 844 Carew St., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1; Glee Club 2, 3, 
4 (T); Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; Science 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action 4 

SHEVLIN, MARY ANNE 50 Lyman St., Holyoke 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 4; Glee Club 3, 
4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 
4; Verdeoro 1 

SMITH, MAUREEN S. 

106 North Main St., North Grafton 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 

1, 2; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; MJ.B. Debating 1 

2, 3; Science 1, 2, 3; Social Action 4; Verdeoro 
1, 2, 3, 4 

TOWER, ROSEMARY A. 54 Alvin St., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; 
MJ.B. Debating 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 4 

VIGNEAULT, PHYLLIS 2851 Main St., Springfield 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2; I.R.C. 3, 4; Social 
Action 4 

VITTENGL, MARY C. 10 High St., Westfield 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 
1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3, 4; I.R.C. 4 ; La Corte Cas- 
tellana 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP); 
MJ.B. Debating 1, 2 (T), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Social 
Action 4; Tourmaline 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Elmata 4 

WOLOCHOWICZ, HEDWIG S. 

21 Scott St., Worcester 
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 

3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; I.R.C. 3, 4; Social Action 4; 
Tourmaline 4 



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I 



Campes 



Light and shadow playing across 
spacious lawns and sifting through 
lissome elms provide a scintillating 
setting for the familiar, comforting 
group of buildings which we so 
cherish. The delicate brick of 
O'Leary Hall reflecting the fire of 
sunrise, the inviting warmth of 
chapel quirks playing pools of color 
on evening snow, the majesty of the 
Arts Building against a curtain of 
amethyst cloud will always be vivid 
in our memory. With every change 
of season, with every mutation of 
mood, we find a certain charm about 
the grounds, a certain tranquility 
and quiet order. Our Lady, ever 
vigilant in her grotto at the orchard's 
end, assures us that these, truly, are 
holy realms. 



'We saw through elms the glowing light above the campus halls 
Minglmg the green with gold." 




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"And storied windows richly dight 
Casting a dim religious light." 

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"Light is the symbol of truth. 



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'Our Lights are long and rich in change, 
Unscreened by hill or spire, 
From primrose dawn, a lovely range, 
To sunset's farewell fire." 



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"O glorious Lady of the Light 
Whose rays all other stars eclipse.' 



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"Hail gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured.' 



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'T^o lamps more cheering to the weary guest 

'When softly fades the sun'flame in the west. 




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The sun had climb'd the highest hill 
And from the eastern summit shed 
Her golden light on tower and tree. 



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I 



Classes 



The glinting facets of college life 
shimmer in purest sparks through 
the medium of the individual classes. 
A definite characteristic, a typical 
personality dominating each group, 
converge their varied rays into one 
shining center of comradeship and 
cooperation. 

Among the undergraduates, the 
verdancy of the freshmen takes but 
little time to mellow, and their re- 
freshing naivete colors their every 
action with a candid charm. Gay 
young sophomores exert a new con- 
fidence in their seasoned status as 
Elms students, and begin to appre- 
ciate more fully the values of the 
college ideals, while the rollicking 
merriment of lolly Juniors testifies 
that, decidedly "this is the best 
year." 

Orderly vigor of minds intent upon 
education, and willingness of groups 
to labor for the achievement of suc- 
cess signify the ardent school spirit 
abounding in classmates close 
bound by love and loyalty for their 
Alma Mater. 




R. Hannigan, M. Finn, A. Heaphy, M. Diggins, M. Hurley, R. Dalton, K. Courtney, P. Fehily, M. Lynch, A. M 
Bousquet, N. Connors, M. A. Dowd. 

F. Boratyn. P. Hourihan, C. Canty, M. Driscoll, E. Murphy, R. Wirtalla, C. Fitzgerald, M. A. Blair, L. Des 
Rosiers, M. Bowen. 

J. Bourque, A. Boryczka, P. Kelly, R. Cotter, M. L. Klien dienst, S Eisenmann, B. Gregory, E. Ambrose. 



PRESIDENT 

Elizabeth M. Murphy 

VICE-PRESIDENT 
Mary T. T^elen 



CLASS FLOWER: Iris 



TREASURER 

Geraldine E. McCarthy 

SECRETARY 

Ruthmarx K. WirtaUa 



CLASS COLORS: Purple and White 



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M. McMahon, G. Pierce, A. Martin, M. Urbon, A. Moriarty, J. Walsh, M. Mahoney, K. Metcalfe, M. Rynn, 
M. F. Mackey. 

A. Marshall, A. Rigabar, P. Street, I. Mochak, M. Nelen, G. McCarthy, M. Mercier, B. Morales, J. Maynard, 
E. Mulgrew. 

M. Sullivan, J. Patrie, M. J. O'Malley, M. Morgan, S. Madden, E. Shea, M. Scannell. 



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(Junior (finales 

At the Junior Prom 

Handsome girls with eyes of blue 
Gowns of pink with ruffles, too, 
At the Junior Prom. 

Men galore — both short and tall 
Blondes, brunettes and dark-haired — all 
At the Junior Prom. 

Youth and joyful jollity 
Laughter, mirth and melody 
At the Junior Prom. 

Dancing couples crowd the floor 
John and Jane and many more 
At the Junior Prom. 

At the F cither-Daughter Banquet 

Men together — pleasing sight 
Joining in with all their might 
Chatting — singing — laughing all 
In the gym — the Banguet Hall. 

Every Dad had his best belle 
Who resembled him quite well 
And the reason? Plain to see 
She's his girl at O.L.E. 

Old friends, new friends this day meet 
Songs and music — quite a treat — 
All our fathers year by year 
Ask — "When is the next one, dear?" 



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At the Spring Concert 

Gilbert-Sullivan, Romberg, Cam, 
Music reigned on the campus again. 
Colorful picture, glitter, gloss — 
Our Spring Concert with Holy Cross. 

Striking black with pastels flowing, 
Voices mellow deeper growing, 
Twinkling keys, soft strings, sweet-sounding, 
Orchestral strains throughout resounding. 

Dancing couples — petit and tall 
Form shadowy figures along the wall 
'Mid dreamy music, dimming light 
Made happy mem'ries of this night. 

At the Easter Ball 

Apple blossoms o'erhanging the wall — 
That's the scene of the Easter Ball. 

Fountains, gardens and sprigs of green leaves 
Little benches beneath the trees. 

Rosy buds with a fragrance so rare 
Grace the gowns of the maidens fair. 

Skirts that glimmer and swish to and frc 
Tunes so lilting and sweet and low. 

At the Mother-Daughter Tea 

Maytime with Mother-Daughter tea, 
Tuneful, joyful melody; 
Elmites gather with loved ones near, 
Crimson roses for Mothers dear. 

Pageant so true of Mother-love 
Of her on earth and her above. 
On Mother's Day we honor, too, 
The Lovely Lady dressed in blue. 




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untor 



trectory 



AMBROSE, ELEANOR M. 


MADDEN, SHEILA B. 


27 Monroe St., Springfield 


5 South St., Florence 


BLAIR, MARY ANN 


MAHONEY, MARY T. 


4 Prospect Ct., Northampton 


13 Massasoit PL, Springfield 


BORATYN, FRANCES A. 


MARSHALL, ANN M. 


47 Edgemere Ave., Whitinsville 


11 Jacques Ave., Worcester 


BORYCZKA, ANGELA T. 


MARTIN, ANNA MAE 


16 Weston St., Indian Orchard 


19 Governor St., Springfield 


BOURQUE, JEANNE M. 


MAYNARD, JOSETTE A. 


Ill Pasadena St., Springfield 


Dresser Hill Farm, Charlton (Dudley) 


BOUSQUET, ANNA MAY 


McCarthy, geraldine e. 


76 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield 


43 Chestnut St., West Springfield 


BOWEN, MARGARET M. 


McCOART, CAROL G. 


Providence St., South Uxbridge 


Aruba, Netherlands, West Indies 


CANTY, CATHERINE M. 


McMAHON, MARY ROSE 


120 Hampden St., Chicopee 


18 Linden St., Holyoke 


COTTER, ROSEMARY E. 


MERCIER, MARION F. 


84 Woodland St., Worcester 


135 Newbury St., Chicopee 


CONNORS, NATALIE A. 


METCALFE, KATHLEEN 


2 Avon PL, Fitchburg 


25 Prospect St., Ware 


COURTNEY, KATHLEEN M. 


MOCHAK, IRENE R. 


110 Governor St., Springfield 


38 Taylor Ave., Westfield 


DALTON, ROSEMARIE C. 


MORALES, ISABELLE M. 


21 Bartlett St., Westfield 


3 Ashford St., Guayama, P. R. 


DesROSIERS, LORRAINE T. 


MORGAN, MARY E. 


9 Orient St., Worcester 


77 Westford Cir., Springfield 


DIGGINS, MARY E. 


MORIARTY, ALICE M. 


16 Massachusetts Ave., Worcester 


52 Columba St., Chicopee Falls 


DOWD, MARY ANNE 


MULGREW, ELIZABETH A. 


118 Westford Cir., Springfield 


76 Phoebe St., Woonsocket, R. I. 


DRISCOLL, MARY J 


MURPHY, ELIZABETH M. 


825 Worthington St., Springfield 


93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 


EISENMANN, SARAH-ANN M. 


NELEN, MARY T. 


61 Ventura St., Springfield 


72 Carver St., Springfield 


FEHILY, M. PATRICIA 


O'MALLEY, MARY JANE 


326 South St., Pittsfield 


164 West Park St., Lee 


FINN, MILDRED M. 


PATRIE, B. JACQUELINE 


44 Calumet Rd., Holyoke 


50 Chapel St., Aldenville, Chicopee Falls 


FITZGERALD, CLARE E. 


PIERCE, GEORGIA A. 


49 Brooklyn St., North Adams 


825 Chestnut St., Springfield 


GREGORY, BARBARA E. 


RIGABAR, ANNA ROSE 


32 Kimball St., Chicopee 


851 Chicopee St., Willimansett 


HANNIGAN, RITA M. 


RYNN, MARY M. 


45 Dearborn St., Springfield 


34 Converse St., Worcester 


HEAPHY, ANN L. 


SCANNELL, MARY C. 


208 Main St., Lee 


16 Belvidere Ave., Worcester 


HOURIHAN, PATRICIA R. 


SHEA, ELEANOR M. 


145 Pleasant St., Easthampton 


173 Broadway, Chicopee Falls 


HURLEY, MARGARET E. 


STREET, PATRICIA J. 


50 Mooreland St., Springfield 


201 Second St., Pittsfield 


KELLY, PATRICIA L. 


SULLIVAN, MARGARET A. 


1594 Carew St., Springfield 


14 Russell Ave., Newport, R. I. 


KLEINDIENST, MARY LOU 


URBON, MARGARET A. 


203 Atwater Rd., Springfield 


100 Jackson Pkwy., Holyoke 


LYNCH, MARY ELLEN 


WALSH, JOAN 


56 Underwood St., Springfield 


37-31 79th St., Jackson Heights, New York 


MACKEY, MARY FRANCES 


WIRTALLA, RUTHMARY K. 


29 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge 


39 Delmont St., Manchester, Conn. 



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Sophomore CDirectory 



AIDICON, ELIZABETH A. 
272 Saunders St., Athol 

BARRETT, BEATRICE V. 
192 Main St., Monson 

BARRON, ELEANOR J. 

68 Mendon St., Uxbridge 

BLACK, M. NANCY 

36 Woodland Rd., Auburn 

CARLISLE, BETTY A. 
6 Church St., Barre 

CASEY, DOROTHY T. 

97 Castle St., Great Barrington 

CONNELL, PATRICIA V. 

294 Sumner Ave., Springfield 

CARRIGAN, NANCY A. 

14 California Ave., Springfield 

CORRINET, MARGUERITE T. 
79 Richmond Ave., Pittsfield 

CUMMINGS, SHIRLEY M. 

Parkerville Rd., Southville 

DONOHUE, HELEN A. 

31 Freeland St., Worcester 

FLYNN, ELIZABETH A. 
35 Buel St., Pittsfield 

FORD, ELLEN M. 

11 Atherton St., Quincy 

GODDARD, HARRIET A 

22 Capron St., Uxbridge 

GOGGIN, MARY T. 

119 Ranney St., Springfield 

HALEY, FRANCES A. 
Monson Rd., Palmer 

HAMILTON, ELIZABETH M. 
R.F.D. No. 1, North Adams 

HANNA, LOUISE M. 

45 Ellsbree St., Chicopee 

HANNIGAN, ESTHER M. 
16 Court Sq., Milford 

HOAR, MARION B. 

1120 Worthington St., Springfield 

HURLEY, BARBARA M. 

47 Leyfred Ter., Springfield 

JONES, ANNE F. 

12 Theurer Pk., Watertown 

KEATING, MAUREEN M. 

323 Nottingham St., Springfield 

LaMOUNTAIN, ROSE MARIE 
124 Littleton St., Springfield 

LANGTON, ELEANOR T. 

3 Robinson St., Newport, R. I. 

LAWLER, MARIE E. 

395 Elm St., Northampton 



LEROY, SHIRLEY M 

11 Church St., Cheshire 

LOGAN, MARILYN M. 

36 Palmyra St., Springfield 

MALOY, MARY E. 

666 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield 

MacDONNELL, ANNA M. 

34 Lenox St., Springfield 

MANGAN, NADINE H. 

102 Piedmont St., Worcester 

MARTIN, KATHLEEN A. 

44 Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield 

MARTIN, MARY T. 

19 Governor St., Springfield 

MEAGHER, BARBARA A. 

199 Belmont Ave., Springfield 

MEEHAN, MARILYN T. 

50 Hamlin St., Pittsfield 

MEEHAN, MARION T. 

15 Morris St., Westfield 

MERRIGAN, MARY A. 

10 Barlow Ave., North Adams 

MORIN, IRENE T. 

146 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 

MORRIER, ROBERTA I. 

100 Bridge St., Easthampton 

MOYNIHAN, MICHAELYN E. 
66 Maple Rd., Longmeadow 

MURPHY, K. MARIE 

10 Wyckoff Ave., Holyoke 

MURPHY, RUTH A. 

93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 

NESBIT, MARGARET T. 
47 Forest PL, Pittsfield 

PRINGLE, BETTE F. 

165 East Main St., North Adams 

ROONEY, VIRGINIA M. 

438 Chandler St., Worcester 

ROSCOE, FRANCES E. 

61 Everett St., Springfield 

RYAN, CLARE E. 

20 Itendale St., Springfield 

SAVOIT, NORMA M. 

215 King St., Springfield 

SAWTELLE, CLARA M. 

119 Firglade Ave., Springfield 

STREET, CAROLINE A. 

201 Second St., Pittsfield 

VECCHIA, HELEN M. 
154 Main St., Lee 

ZAK, MILDRED A. 

112 Third St., Turners Falls 



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N. Mangan, N. Black, A. MacDonnell, H. Donahue, E. Barron, F. Haley. 
F. Roscoe, E. Pringle, E. Langton. 

C. Street, H. Vecchia, M. Meehan, M. Martin, C. Sawtelle, E. Hannigan. 
M. Moynihan, R. Murhpy, M. Logan, R. Morrier, K. Martin. 
C. Ryan, M. Merrigan, N. Savoit, B. Meagher, M. Meehan. 

PRESIDENT TREASURER 

Ruth A. Murphy Marilyn M. Logan 

VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY 

Louise M. Hanna Beatrice V. Barrett 

CLASS FLOWER: Red Rose CLASS COLORS: Red and White 



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V. Rooney, E. Hamilton, H. Goddard, E. Aidicon, B. Carlisle, M. Hoar, E. Flynn, S. Leroy. 
E. Ford, M. Corrinet, P. Connell, M. Keating, A. Jones, B. Hurley, R. LaMountain, S. Cummings. 
M. Goggin, N. Carrigan, L. Hanna, B. Barrett, C. Casey, M. Lawler. 
M. Nesbit, M. Maloy, M. Murphy, M. Zak. 



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Sophomore Snapshots 



A stage in semi-darkness — tables topped with red-checked cloth — candles 
set in wax-dripped bottles a la Greenwich Village — smiling faces of dinner 
partners lighted by the soft candle glow — waiters in keeping with the 
theme from head to toe — black derbies, handlebar mustaches, huge white 
aprons — standing to one side, within the circle of tables a young "beau" 
with straw hat and cane — in the spotlight a dainty little doll in pink sun- 
bonnet and flowered dimity come to life — sparkling against the velvet 
black background the words "Club '49.". . . 

That is one of the pictures taken Halloween night, the night of the Sopho- 
more show and party. This year we were the Sophs who had to live up to 
past tradition — and from what we have heard we did so 'cause everyone had 
a grand evening. 

Fordham — Army — Holy Cross — B. C. — ?<[avy — J^otre Dame — banners 
everywhere — mammoth golden chrysanthemums spelling O.L.E. — white 
goal posts at the entrance and at Al Strohman's stand — laughing couples 
dancing 'round the gym — past the twenty-yard line — and the thirty — now 
the forty — half-back in the corner, helmet slightly askew — quarterback 
"47" standing near the door — score-board filling fast — "100" takes the 
floor! . . . 

There's a picture for the scrapbook — the Elmata Dance of '47. The Seniors 
planned the big event; we, their Sophomore sisters were proud to work with 
them, support them all the way. 

Soft leafy fronds — a bower of roses and palms — Our Lady in purest white 
— flickering candle-flames casting a soft and muted glow — kneeling fresh- 
men — medals of silver — cords of blue — reverent on-looking sophomores, 
juniors and seniors — loving Sodalists all — the gleaming golden mon- 
strance raised high — the King of Kings imparting His blessing to all. . . . 

What lovelier picture could there be, what one more dear to every loyal 
Elmite than this of the Reception of the Freshmen into Mary's Sodality on the 
beautiful feast of her Immaculate Conception! Together with her college 
mates each sophomore renewed her pledge of fealty to Heaven's Queen, 
happy and grateful for the privilege of being enrolled among her chosen ones. 



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There in the Rotunda — beneath the balcony — Mary, Joseph and the 
heavenly Child — a frail little bed of straw — adoring angel hovering near 
— three Oriental Kings — shepherds on bended knee — carolers gathered on 
either hand singing by candlelight. . . . 

How eagerly we looked forward to our second Christmas at O.L.E. knowing 
and anticipating with ever-increasing thrill the delights that would be ours 
once more. The age-old Christmas story retold in pantomine, the carols drift- 
ing heaven-like from the mezzanine to the scene below, the arrival of Santa 
Claus laden with presents for all, and the party in O'Leary which added a 
warm, joyful climax to the evening — all these we looked forward to, enjoyed 
on that night of nights. No, our Sophomore Album would never be complete 
without this precious "snap." 

Yes, we Sophs are proud, indeed, of our album of favorite snapshots and 
we treasure its every page, each bearing cherished memory-tokens, and 
tucked away in a very special spot is this "snap" of another group of "gay 
young sophomores." Recognize them? They're our senior sisters of '47 when 
as sophomores they composed and staged the Irish musicale, 

"BACK TO DONEGAL" 




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M. Connelly, M. Lively, J. Miner, M. McSweeney, M. Magner, A. McNamee, M. Scott, M. Costa. 
C. DiCicco, V. Mongiello, G. Ayers, M. Connors, E. Burns, E. Dooley. 
T. Ash, J. Hughes, J. Hessian, B. Albano. 

E. Shaw, R. Belcher, J. Dent, J. Brault, A. Provencher, F Clune 
J. Peloso, M. Black, M. Casavan, F. Poscoe. 



PRESIDENT 
Mary H. Costa 

VICE-PRESIDENT 
Clare A. McDonnell 

CLASS FLOWER: Gardenia 



SECRETARY 

Constance T. Turner 

TREASURER 

M. Celine Donoghue 

CLASS COLORS: Maroon and Silver 



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C. Turner, E. Davis, M. Davis, G. O'Connell, M. Magner, P. Skerry, J. Roy, M. Shea. 
R. Nodurf, C. Murphy, M McNamara, M.. Riordan, M. Muller. 

C. Donoghue, M. Jasper, C. Swords, M. Walsh, M. O'Hearn, M. O'Malley, J. Porrata, E. Walsh, R. Fernandez. 
M. Nolan, G. Donovan, M. O'Neill, M. Murray, C. McDonnell, V. Jette. 




M. Shanahan, C. Knight, L. Tubley, M. Peffer, P. Tierney, M. Shea, L. Marengo, M. Cavanaugh. 
A. Holda, V. Cartier, M. Frawley, B. Bastien, B. Carlisle, M. Nugent, R. Jones, A. Scannell. 
D. Giblin, H. Walinski, I. Guillet, M. Mullen, V. Harnois, N. Footit. 

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QJreshman forecast 



Sept. 18 — Registration — Sunny and warmer: 

Although the sun was beaming, we felt a chill of uncertainty as we faced 
college registration for the first time. However, clouds rolled back and 
blue skies forecast bright days here at O.L.E. The same radiating glow 
filled the heart of each "frosh" as she attended the Mass of the Holy 
Ghost. Our pressure areas — high to low — were signified by the various 
classes. 

Sept. 28 — Elms Night — Threatening: 

Just the word for those ominous seniors who haunted the freshmen for a 
week. Decked out in kerchiefs, aprons and mittens we bowed to their 
bidding, and on that fatal, stormy night faced the senior court under 
charge of insubordination and rank treason. Yet, Elms Night brought us 
our junior sisters, who made the horizon a bit brighter. 

Oct. 17 — Retreat — Clear and calm: 

The lucid sermons of Father Flanagan brought to us inspiring ideals, 
immeasurable benefits and graces. Not only was retreat mentally re- 
freshing, but we found it also spiritually invigorating. 

Oct. 28 — Cap and Gown Sunday — Intermittent to clearing: 

Reflecting the mutable emotions of the seniors, we "frosh" felt both proud 
and sad for the Class of '47; proud, because we sensed the efforts they 
had exerted to attain this long-awaited goal, and yet sad, for they would 
soon be leaving O.L.E. The impressive ceremonies at chapel provided 
a bright ending to a treasured day. 

Oct. 31 — Hallowe'en — Fair: 

The lasses of '49 paraded their talent before all by the light of a harvest 
moon. The Gay Nineties' costumes and barber-shop quartet were unfor- 
gettable. And "She Was Only a Bird" was a heart-rending ballad! After 
the show we went to the gym for cider and doughnuts and then home 
under the stars with traditional Elms songs echoing in our ears. 

Nov. 3 — Junior Tea — Pleasant: 

The delightful tea given at the Highland Hotel by our junior sisters pro- 
vided enough cheer to carry us through the dire exam days looming 
just ahead. 

Nov. 19 — Quarterly Exams — Stormy: 

Dark days came upon usl Blue days! Yes, blue books shadowed all, 
and the atmosphere was heavy, indeed, as we crammed. 
However, judging from the geniality and affability of the upperclassmen 
here at O.L.E. we predict bright and sunny days ahead for the Class 
of 1950. 



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C? reskman (Directory 



ALBANO, BARBARA J 

78 Pleasantview Ave., Longmeadow 

ASHE, THERESA A. 

29 Walnut St., Thompsonville, Conn. 

AYERS, GRACE D. 

186 Chestnut St., East Longmeadow 

BASTIEN, BARBARA A. 

30 Southworth St., Williamstown 

BELCHER, ROSEMARY L. 
43 Marion St., Chicopee 

BLACK, MARION E. 

83 Jamaica St., Springfield 

BRAULT, JEANNE F. 

58 Gillette Ave., Springfield 

BURNS, ELEANOR M. 

93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfield 

CARLISLE, BARBARA M. 

6 Church St., South Barre 

CARTIER, VIOLETTE L. 

53 St. Louis Ave., Willimansett 

CASAVAN, MARY P. 

McCarthy Ave., Cherry Valley, Mass. 

CAVANAUGH, MARGARET A. 
729 Hampden St., Holyoke 

CONNELLY, MARY J. 
16 Elm St., Holyoke 

CONNORS, MARY C. 

144 Skeele St., Willimansett 

COSTA, MARY 

11 Lucas Ave., Newport, R. I. 

CREVIER, EVELYN 

42 High St., Chicopee Falls 

DAVIS, ELAINE A. 

Mowry St., Harrisville, R. I. 

DAVIS, MARY JEAN 
Lenox Rd., Lee 



DeCICCO. CAROL J. 

353 Water St., Fitchburg 

DENT, JACQUELINE A. 

462 Maple St., Holyoke 

DONOGHUE, MARIE-CELINE 
117 Merrifield St., Worcester 

DONOVAN, GERTRUDE F. 

90 Richmond Ave., North Adams 

DOOLEY, ELEANOR R. 
43 Oak Ave., Belmont 

FERNANDEZ, ROSITA 

81 Sol Ponce, Puerto Rico 

FOOTIT, NANCY 

38 Continental St., Springfield 

FRAWLEY, MILDRED J. 

53 Central St., Turners Falls 

GIBLIN, DORIS M. 

322 Commonwealth Ave., Springfield 

GUILLET, IRENE 

16 Albion St., Holyoke 

HARNOIS, VIVIAN E. 

54 Dickinson St., Aldenville 

HESSIAN, JOSEPHINE 

73 Center St., Windsor Locks, Conn. 

HOLDA, ALICE A. 

Hampden Rd., Monson 

HUGHES, JANE H. 

130-48 226th St., Laurelton, N. Y. 

JASPER, MARGARET M. 

85 Florence St., Worcester 

JETTE, VIRGINIA R. 

19 Calder St., Pawtucket, R. [. 

JONES, RUTH E. 

4 Tatnuck Ter., Worcester 

KNIGHT, CAROL J. 

648 Main St., Agawam 



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LIVELY. MARGARET A 

8 South Maple St., Shelburne Falls 

MAGNER, MARIE A. 

40 Vista St., Pittsfield 

MAGNER, MARY E. 

24 Church St., Pascoag, R. I. 

MINER, JEAN E. 

Pleasant Ter., Ware 

MONGIELLO, YVONNE L. 

102— 23rd St., Sycaway, Troy, N. Y. 

MULLEN, MARGARET A 
149 Mill St., Springfield 

MULLER, MARY LOU 

30 Easton Ave , Pittsfield 

MURPHY, MARGARET CORINNE 
151/2 Belmont St., Lowell 

MURRAY, MARY H. 

21 Hopkins PL, Longmeadow 

McDonnell, clare a. 

196 Ncnotuck Ave., Chicopee 

McNAMARA, MARY JANE 

2745 Overbrook Ter., Ardmore, Pa. 

McNAMEE, ANN T. 

25 Lincoln St., Spencer 

McSWEENEY, MARY H 

72 Henry Ave., Pittsfield 

NODURF, ROBERTA J. 

224 Pearl St., Springfield 

NOLAN, MARY A. 

638 Ashland St., North Adams 

NUGENT, MARY HELEN 
14 Dilla St., Milford 

OOONNELL, GERTRUDE A. 

9 Myrtle St., Northampton 

O'HEARN, MARY I. 

214 Francis Ave., Pittsfield 

OMALLEY, MARY 

479 Newbury St., Springfield 

O'NEIL, MARY MARGARET 
7 Capron St., Uxbridge 



PELOSO, JOANNE T. 

861 Fairmount PL, New York, N. Y. 

PORRATA, JUDITH 

Enrique Gonzalez 42, Guayama, P. R. 

POSCO, FRANCES M 

56 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg 

PROVENCHER, ANNE V. 

136 North St., North Adams 

ROY, JOAN C. 

297 Springfield St., Springfield 

SCANNELL, ANN C. 

16 Belvidere Ave., Worcester 

SCOTT, MARGARET A 
91 Elm St., Pittsfield 

SHANAHAN, MARY 

13 K St., Turners Falls 

SHAW, ELIZABETH A 

312 Eagle St., North Adams 

SHEA, MARGARET F. 

63 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg 

SHEA, MARIETTA G. 

44 Dorchester St., Springfield 

SKERRY, PAULINE M. 

26 Epworth St., Worcester 

SPRING, MARY RUTH 

Country Club Drive, Southern Pines, N. C. 

SWORDS, CHRISTINE M. 

42 Granville St., Springfield 

TIERNEY, PATRICIA A. 

18 Church St., Pittsfield 

TURNER, CONSTANCE T. 
56 Noel St., Springfield 

WALINSKI, HELEN A 

Belmont Ave., Monson 

WALSH, EVELYN P. 

146 Thompson St., Springfield 

WALSH, MARILYN 

30 Hill St., Webster 



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I 



Societies 
and Clubs 



College life, despite the interest it 
proffers for intellectual advancement 
and scholarly achievement, would 
soon become dull routine if its days 
were not sparked by successful so- 
cieties and lively organizations. 
These groups are vital in their meth- 
ods of producing, before the student 
view, a panorama of extra-curricu- 
lar activities providing for the spir- 
itual, mental, moral and physical 
improvement of the individual. Each 
student, in the course of her college 
career, is able to find an inviting 
outlet for her energies in way of 
dramatics, athletics, forensic skills, 
scientific and journalistic proclivities, 
and lighting all, the opportunity for 
fruitful Catholic Action. Our asso- 
ciations are manifold; their results, 
gratifying. 




PREFECT SECRETARY 

Ann T. Canty Elizabeth A. Aidicon 

VICE-PREFECT TREASURER 

Anne M. Marshall Theresa M. Amiot 

In fealty we stand before that shrine 
Whose stones are bower'd where ivy tendrils twine 
With silent praise, and fragile flowerets sweet 
On spirey stems close nestle at her feet. 

Clad bird song quivers faint upon the air, 
A hymn of homage that small creatures bear 
Our Mother of fair love, and in that peace 
Our own full hearts find sudden, strange release. 

Ah, Queen of heaven and earth! Bless this bright glade 
Where pledges of devotion deep are made, 
And guide us to our King Who bides with thee; 
Keep us, your daughters, now . . . eternally. 



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The Sodality of Mary, forming as it does a major part of Catholic colle- 
giate life, has had a year most satisfying in its activity. Through the capable 
direction of Anne Canty, the various branches of the society have expanded 
in spiritual and cultural influence, reaching every Sodalist by their wide 
range of appeal. 

An instance is the new interest added to meetings of the Study Club. Father 
Pierce, Sodality moderator, has lectured on the liturgy of the Church, and 
under his guidance members have studied the matter diligently, eagerly, 
discussing it from varied angles. As a result, a vital appreciation for this 
priceless Catholic heritage has been gained, an accomplishment of which the 
Study Club may well be proud. 

A daily concourse could be seen gathered in the corridor, heads bobbing 
and tongues animated, commenting favorably on the unique features of a 
recent poster. Every other day the bulletin board burst forth with new life 
and color, announcing in the most attractive and original manner the latest 
Sodality news. The willing spirit and artistic skill of the Eucharistic Com- 
mittee made this year's Sodality bulletin a record one. 

Through the generous planning of the Mission group, the "Little Sisters" at 
Mount St. Vincent were treated to a Christmas surprise. Laden with dolls, 
games, clothing and candy, Sodalists trooped to Ingleside for the important 
event — one, indeed, that proved both enjoyable and profitable, since so many 
small hearts were made happy. Again, by the untiring efforts of this com- 
mittee, whole-hearted support characterized the Propagation of the Faith 
Drive, and that for used clothing. Baskets, distributed to needy families during 
the holiday season, also showed the charitable scope of genuine Catholic 
Action. 

Combining the spiritual and cultural aspects, the Literary Club has spon- 
sored many an entertaining and valuable evening of rousing discussion in 
regard to latest books. In the consideration of current literature, the tenets 
contained in Father Gardiner's guide to the intelligent appraisal of reading 
matter have been faithfully observed. Through the stimuli of coffee hours 
and round-table chats, a more vivid view of the field of Catholic journalism 
has been afforded. May the interest grow more keen. 

Social functions have been signal through the past months. The Christmas 
party typified the spirit of the time by uniting reverence and mirth. Too, the 
gay booths of the annual bazaar attracted merry Elmites, and the dreamy 
Easter Ball beneath a canopy of apple blossoms proved a very special affair. 

And yet, these are just a few of the many examples of Sodality enterprise. 
Read on. . . . 



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EUCHARISTIC COMMITTEE 




E. Moynihctn, M. Meehan, A. MacDonnell, S. Eisenmann, M. 
Diggins. 



LITERARY COMMITTEE 




M. Driscoll, J. Walsh, D. Manion, E. Hamilton, M. Keating. 



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MISSION COMMITTEE 




S. Leroy, T. Allen, P. Connell, M. Morgan. 



STUDY CLUB 




C. King, C. Canty, Fr. Pierce, N. Mangan, E. Mulgrew, M. Hoar. 



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SODALITY RECEPTION 




The Feast of the Immaculate Conception marked the date of the official 
receiving of the Freshmen into the Sodality of Mary. In the presence of 
angels, Saints and all the court of Heaven, these candidates pronounced the 
simple, awesome words of their consecration to the devoted serving of the 
Holy Mother of God, and in turn obtained the silver medals, bright emblems 
of this blessed obligation. Every Sodalist, a daughter of Mary in a truly 
special sense, must have renewed spontaneously in her heart at that moment 
the humble vow of her own warm loyalty. The Rev. Thomas S. Hanrahan, 
in his address to those received, exhorted them to follow as their model Mary, 
"The Mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope." 



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FATHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET 




In separate events that gave a special tribute to each parent, the Father-Daughter Banquet 
in March and the Mother-Daughter Tea in May were united in their mutual atmosphere of 
radiant happiness. Those were proud days for daughter! 



COMMITTEE — MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA 




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MARY'S DAY 




One of the most beautiful and most treasured of days is that on which the 
Sodalists wend their way in solemn procession down to the shrine, small and 
waiting, to crown Mary, Queen of their hearts and Lady of the Way. The 
girls, delicate attendants in flowing gowns of flower petal tints, raise their 
voices in clear songs of love to their heavenly Mother as they bring "flowers 
of the fairest, flowers of the rarest" to Mary, the loveliest Queen of the May. 

"Let this sweet day's memory ever bless 
Thy children with its heavenly tenderness." 



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PRESIDENT 
Clare L. Donlin 

VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY 
Dorothy L. Miner Jane A. Dur\an 

This group, whose membership is restricted to seniors, met bi-weekly, in 
conjunction with the classes in philosophy. During the year the club featured 
lively discussions on points of the most current importance. Several of the 
meetings were dedicated to the sociological question, "Resolved: That labor 
should be given a direct share in the management of industry," which was 
treated from a religious as well as secular viewpoint. According to the usual 
procedure, two or more speakers argued pro and con, and the ensuing con- 
troversy was given over to the floor where it underwent animated analysis. 
Other problems for debate were the proposal of socialized medicine, the 
treatment of the Negro, and the Catholic position in regard to anthropologic 
evolution, all of which proved of utmost interest. Acting as advisor, Father 
Shea summarized the main points of each meeting and quickly clarified any 
difficulties encountered during discussion. 



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PRESIDENT SECRETARY 

Mary Jean Mcl^amara Mary E. Morgan 

VICE-PRESIDENT TREASURER 

Rita M. Hannigan Carolyn V. King 

How often our Verdeoro Players have carried us with them over the foot- 
lights into the realm of make-believe, where the magic of the theater enables 
us to see again the people and things of yesterday, forgetting the present 
with its trifling cares, losing ourselves in the humor or pathos of the moment. 
Those "big nights" are long remembered, and treasured, too, are the busy, 
happy hours spent backstage, wielding brush and hammer with relish (and 
excellent results!). Our Little Theater world gathers all together in one unified 
center of activity. 

Beyond the benefits it affords, there is added significance in the presence 
of a dramatic society on the campus of a Catholic College. Representing 
life, drama must contain a true moral basis — a guality so lacking in much of 
today's theater. In this lie a challenge and opportunity for Catholic college 
artists, that of recognizing moral integrity and determining standards of good 
taste in the face of modern opposition. 

Our "Green and Gold" Players have taken up successfully both the "chal- 
lenge" and the "opportunity," having wholly captivated their audiences in 
the presentation of admirable dramatic choices. 



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PRESIDENT SECRETARY 

Mary C. Vittengl Lotn.se M. Hanna 

VICE-PRESIDENT TREASURER 

Alice M. Monartx Marion E. Burnett 



Year after year the Mother John Berchmans Debating Society offers to its 
student members excellent opportunities to voice their opinions concerning 
problems of current popular interest in debates, panels, round-table discus- 
sions and other forms of inter-class and inter-collegiate forensic activity. It 
presents one important phase of collegiate Catholic Action, providing occa- 
sions for the public presentation of sound Catholic thought and reasoning, 
and preparing the Catholic college student of today for the role which she 
must seek, that of the Catholic civic leader of tomorrow. 

The year 1946-1947 brought with it a full roster. One evening each month 
was set aside for house debates which were followed by varied forms of 
activity from the floor. As always, the debates on the inter-collegiate schedule 
drew the campus spotlight, and the resumption of the Inter-Class Debate 
series was hailed with marked enthusiasm. 

M.J.B. holds a notable place in the extra-curricular program at Our Lady 
of the Elms so well designed to complement the academic schedule. May it 
always fill this place with the same outstanding success of this yearl 



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<Sci< 



cience 



Club 




PRESIDENT 

Susan E. Fitzgerald 

VICE-PRESIDENT 

Kathleen M. Courtney 



SECRETARY 

Shirley M. Cummings 

TREASURER 
Clare L. Donlm 



The monthly meetings of this progressive group demonstrate the keen 
interest of its members in new scientific advances and current discoveries. 
Such timely topics as radioactivity, electronics, and penicillin are discussed 
thoroughly and penetratingly, rousing a healthy curiosity concerning the 
marvelous complexities of the world in which we live. 

A "sparkling" enterprise of the alert club was initiated successfully this year 
in the publishing of "Prisms," an informative and entertaining paper offering 
scientific articles and the popular column, "Katy List," describing humorous 
or unusual happenings in the labs. 

New photographic equipment has been purchased, affording enthusiastic 
students the opportunity to develop and enlarge their own snapshots in the 
dark room. A widespread interest in trick poses and photographic experi- 
ments has developed as a consequence. 

In their pursuit of scientific knowledge, the student-members never fail to 
associate with the mystic order in creation the supremacy of the Highest 
Cause, the Benevolent Creator, for "take God from Nature, and nothing 
remains." 



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PRESIDENT SECRETARY 

Mary T. McElroy Margaret M. Galleshaw 

VICE-PRESIDENT TREASURER 

Margaret A. Sullivan Margaret A. Urbon 

Current events comprise the nucleus of the lively International Relations 
Club whose meetings focus attention on recent history-making occurrences. 
Enthusiasm is, notably, the sounding keynote of every assembly. Since the 
success or failure of the United Nations figures so prominently in world 



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affairs, it frequently comes to the foreground as a stimulating topic for investi- 
gation. Communism ranks a close second in the range of problems which 
arise for discussion and analysis. Previously restricted to history students, 
the club has now extended membership to all those interested in cosmic crises. 

Two conferences high-lighted the year's events. First there convened at 
Regis College the National Catholic Student Peace Federation, in which Elms 
Senior representatives took vital part. The second was a panel conducted 
with students from Holy Cross College, and discussion was again centered 
on the accomplishments and future of the United Nations. 

May I.R.C. continue successfully the stimulation of maturing minds toward 
viewing world conflict through the glass of Catholic principle. 




"Where's that taxi''" 



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PRESIDENT 
Mary C. Boyle 

VICE-PRESIDENT 
Rosemary E. Cotter 



SECRETARY 

Isabel M. Morales 

TREASURER 

Rosemary C. Donovan 



"La Corte Castellana," the popular Spanish gathering here at the college, 
introduces into extra-curricular activities a touch of foreign culture, a sug- 
gestion of the dreamy romance of old Spain, and a fascination for the musical 
language which has endeared itself to so many. Without a doubt, the charm 



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and vivid mannerisms of our Puerto Rican students lend the needed bit of 
color to create an authentic Spanish atmosphere. Their haunting songs and 
rhythmic dances have enchanted members of La Corte on memorable occa- 
sions. Dramas, melodies, fiestas, imaginary trips to old Spanish cities, and 
fanciful sight-seeing tours to the sites of famous landmarks form only a few 
of the many activities that make membership so inviting. 

"Las Hojas de los Olmos," the student newspaper published by members 
of the club, is filled with numerous items of general interest including reviews 
of great Spanish and South American works, stirring editorials and bits about 
campus events. 

Truly, like that of el Sehor Golfin, the motto of La Corte seems to be "ade- 
lante . . . siempre adelante." 




A donde 

nemos ahora 7 

A San Sebastian. 
Esta bien. 



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PRESIDENT SECRETARY 

Muriel C. Desautels K[orma M. Savoit 

VICE-PRESIDENT TREASURER 

Mary Ann Dowd Carolyn V. King 



Merely the phrase "jouez aux cartes" is enough to recall one of our many 
pleasant gatherings of Le Cercle Francais. While playing lively games of whist 
with our fellow members, we enjoyed the incomparable music of the ever- 
popular French composers. Another high point in the social life of Le Cercle 



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was had at the Christmas meeting in which we traveled in spirit to the many 
European hamlets, villages and cities where we became intrigued with the 
types and practices of strange, quaint customs. Our little programs of Christ- 
mas carols — Tmtez cloches, Sainte 7\[iu't, II est ne le divin Enfant — are safely 
tucked away in our memory books with only a tinkling ripple of melody escap- 
ing now and then to remind us of their presence. Le Cercle Francais also 
boasts of its own publication, "Les Chuchotements des Ormes," which con- 
tains in its compact pages an imposing array of editorials, reviews, short 
stories, poetry and articles of interest to all French students. 

By contributing to our familiarity with the French language, this club aids 
us in obtaining a clearer, wider understanding of the people, the customs and 
the culture of lovely France. 




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PRESIDENT SECRETARY 

Elizabeth A. Moynihan Marion T. Meehan 

VICE-PRESIDENT TREASURER 

Lorraine T. DesRosiers Mary H. Sheehan 



The Glee Club, swelling in volume and beauty of harmony as each suc- 
ceeding year adds new and talented members to its ranks, has, during these 
past months, enjoyed signal success in all its undertakings. Always a source 
of pleasure to those who like to sing and to hear good music, it has offered 
striking opportunities for solo work and chorus technigue, so essential to the 
renditions of its delightful programs. 

First on the schedule appeared the annual Christmas program, featuring 
the ever-loved melodies reminiscent of the angelic choirs on that Night of 



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the Nativity. The chorus, singing from the balcony, created the illusion of 
heavenly harmonies as the simple, colorful Christmas pageant unfolded before 
the reverent spectators in the Rotunda below. 

After the holiday season had passed, sparkling plans were in order for a 
spring concert to be given in conjunction with the group from Holy Cross 
College. Extensive and intensive rehearsals immediately began in order to 
give the required polish to the selections — the gay The Tear's at the Spring, the 
haunting Snow and I Heard a Forest Praying, and the always popular Serenade 
from the "Student Prince," the joint numbers given with the Crusader chorus, 
Sacruyn Convivmm and the powerful The Omnipotence, and, a cappella, the 
poignant cry of Kodaly's Ave Maria. 

Just a tantalizing bit of the program was offered on the radio prior to the 
concert, affording many members the thrill of employing a new medium for 
their talent. 

The club is not only essential as a suitable means of vocal expression, but 
is also beneficial in that it makes college days brighter days, putting, as it 
does, a song in our hearts. 




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PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT 
Lillian M. Meyer Margaret M. Bowen 

CLASS REPRESENTATIVES 
Rosemary E. Cotter, l\[ancy M. Blac\, Kathleen M. Metcalfe 



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Tennis, swimming, riding, archery, bowling, basketball, ping-pong, softball 
and other spirited, wholesome sports denote a portion of the activities which 
play such a leading role on our campus. Throughout the nine months of the 
school year, one or more of these popular diversions captures the spotlight 
in successive seasons. 

The rambling gymnasium, providing badminton and basketball courts, is 
at the disposal of students at all times, and its spacious floor and extensive 
equipment supply the necessary setting for the development of good sports- 
manship. The roomy tennis court situated beyond O'Leary Hall likewise 
proves a challenging ground for exhibitions of skill. 

Chosen for their ability and interest in the field of athletics, leaders of the 
association organize and regulate tournaments and inter-class tilts where 
thrills and tension rank high. In accordance with the number of points 
achieved and championships gained, medals, cups and letters are awarded 
to each member. Such rewards add to the stimulus prompting energetic 
Elmites to engage in the honest fun of friendly competition. 




Bless you! What a serve! 



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She c/c 



ourtnaune 



Li 




EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 
Theresa M. Amwt 

BUSINESS MANAGER 
Elizabeth J. McKenna 



CIRCULATION MANAGER 
Joan M. McCaffrey 

TYPIST 

Mary C. Vittend 



The little room up under the eaves is the hub of teeming activity at three 
very special times during the course of the year. Long ribbons of important- 
appearing galley proof tangle about the chairs, scissors and pencils insist 
upon hiding, and blobs of glue drop in the most inconvenient places. Anticipa- 



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tion is great as the dummy falls in line for autumn, the winter or spring issues, 
and when at last the crisp, white-leaved copies arrive, the staff revels in the 
first surreptitious glance between its covers. 

Naturally, as in the accomplishment of any worthwhile project, a bit of 
work is involved, and so it is in the composition of the quarterly, which con- 
tains the best of student creative work. From the facile pens of journalistic- 
minded Elmites, develop short stories, verse of varying theme and style, 
articles and candid reviews of the latest in literature. 

Forming a comprehensive survey of the trend of Catholic collegiate thought, 
Tourmalme offers at the same time an admixture of emotional appeal. The 
standard of Tourmaline is high; it serves as a medium for Catholic truth and 
is ever ready to print upon its pages the defense of the philosophy, the doc- 
trines, the heritage which the Church upholds. By way of theme and view- 
point it exerts a powerful influence, instilling into its readers a sincere admira- 
tion for true worth. 




How about this format? 



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of he fblmscnpt 




EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 
Joan M. McCaffrey 

BUSINESS MANAGER 
Mary T. McElroy 



CIRCULATION MANAGER 
Mary C. Scannell 

NEWS EDITOR 
Mary C. Vittengl 



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Without the aid of a school paper it would be impossible to record all the 
fast-shifting scenes of campus life. This is Elmscript' s task — and indeed she 
fulfills it well. Every Elms girl boasts the fact that although the paper orig- 
inated only two years ago it now compares more than favorably — both in its 
makeup and content — with top-notch collegiate publications. New feature 
columns have been added, and the range of news coverage has broadened 
to such an extent that it necessitated a doubling of the staff. The very head- 
ings of the columns — Chic Chat, Sports in Review, Club Activities, Vox Ulmis, 
Letters to the Editor, Editorials, Fashion Forecast, Alumnae News — indicate 
the numerous themes of interest Elmscript has to offer. As a member of the 
Catholic Press Association, the publication keeps up to date with the latest 
trends in journalistic style, with the Catholic viewpoint pervading its pages. 
We owe a vote of thanks to Elmscript — a most effective medium for adding 
new zest and interest to college life, and for intensifying that school spirit 
which is so characteristic of every Elms girl. 




Deadline in the ofjing 



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cJIne Slmata 




EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Theresa M. Amiot 



BUSINESS MANAGER: 
Mary C. Boyle 



ART EDITOR: 

Elizabeth Ann Moynihan 



ASSOCIATE LITERARY EDITORS: Mary T. McManus, ex-officw 
Mary C. Boyle Margaret M. Galleshaw 

Elizabeth }. McKenna Mary C. Vittengl 



In the precise columns of neat print and orderly scattering of pertinent pic- 
tures, the contents of the long-awaited Elmata confront us. Our yearbook 
at last! Our treasury of golden moments spent under the loving care of Our 
Lady of the Elms. 



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There has been labor attached to its making, to be sure; there have been 
headaches and a few heartaches when obstacles seemed so huge, but these 
have been greatly overshadowed by the warm satisfaction of working to- 
gether, the light laughter sprinkling the staff room, the thrill of new cuts and 
proof sheets redolent of printer's ink 

Glints of special events, the flash of familiar smiles, fragments of memorable 
moments will be ever captured in their brightest aspect for us on these pages, 
will ever remain undimmed by future years. 




Elmata Dance Committee 
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blights 



Every year contains events that 
are particularly memorable either 
for their spiritual worth and beauty, 
for their sound intellectual value or 
for their scintillating entertainment. 
We were fortunate, indeed, to count 
among these past months occur- 
rences that were, for the most part, 
a combination of several of these 
elements. 

Through the regular passage of 
days, through the ordered routine of 
schoolwork and play, there came an 
occasional rift in the monotone, al- 
lowing for the passage of an espe- 
cially bright shaft of new color and 
change. Lectures — religious and 
literary — music, drama and moments 
of special significance find a promi- 
nent place in the senior scrapbook 
as a result. 



cJhe CZl 



nnua 



I Cn.etreat 




Retreat . . . the haven of quiet contem- 
plation and repose, the time of soul- 
searching thought, the inner anchorhold 
of tranquillity. . . . 

It was with heartfelt gratitude that, in 
the midst of October, we students put 
aside all cares and distracting associa- 
tions, and for three days walked with God 
alone. Indeed, it is this absolute isolation 
of the individual with her Divine Master 
that Rev. John P. Flanagan, S. J., advo- 
cated so strenuously in his vivid confer- 
ences. By this method it is impossible to 
crowd out the supernatural with the nat- 
ural, the profound with the profane, as is 
the common tendency in the modern 
world today. To settle the equilibrium 
of our existence, to balance the weights 
of our daily deeds, to deserve more fully 
the destiny awaiting us, we realize deeply 
the impelling need for close personal con- 
tact with God. Alone, in the silence of our souls, we hear the whisper of His 
voice. Apart, far from the rush and strain of business, the complex affairs of 
men, we discover peace in the inner sanctuaries of our being. 

Father Flanagan emphasized the basic beauty to be had in our engrossing 
quest for God in solitude. True beauty is found in the blending in unity of 
things that are various; thus, by the commingling and coordination of work, 
recreation, love and religion, our lives should be bound into such a unity, 
such a oneness, the happy harmony of which is apparent to Heaven. The 
pattern of our days, "carefully following the design of the Creator, can be 
unconscious poetry, for "there is a bit of the star, the rose, the thrush in 
every one of us." 

We must, in addition to directing all our faculties and ambitions toward 
the fulfillment of the Divine Will, recognize our utter dependence which is, 
after all, a blessed reliance. Through the realization that God alone takes 
a personal interest in each one of us, cherishing each soul as a rare and 
singular gem, we recognize our insignificance, our feebleness as compared 
with His puissant majesty. 

There is, in the present world condition, the necessity for vigorously oppos- 
ing and crushing the subtle attacks on the very foundations of Catholicism. 
Yet, we cannot fight for what we do not love; we cannot love what we do 
not know. Here, in the lessons of our retreat, lies the crux of the answer: the 
searching of the soul for God alone, that it may know Him more intimately; 
the increasing of our familiarity with His benevolence, that we may love Him 
more ardently. With this accomplished, we shall find ourselves strengthened 
by grace to contend on the side of Christ, and our lonely paths will be bright- 
ened by light, which is the shadow of God. 



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In the last blue and gold days of October, anticipation of Cap and Gown 
Sunday waxes bright. The usual eager expectation was heightened even 
more this year by the institution of a new investiture ceremony which the 
class of '47 hopes will become traditional. Following the celebration of the 
Mass of Christ the King, Rev. Jeremiah Sheehan presented to each neophyte 
the official insignia of seniority, the long-awaited cap and gown. Sophomore 
sisters performed the actual investing, and underclassmen formed a guard of 
honor to O'Leary Hall where a special senior breakfast was in order. 

The ensemble of the hour was, notably, mortar board and crisp-collared 
gown, and compliments and congratulations predominated as parents and 
friends arrived for the afternoon's festivities. With shafts of autumn sunlight 
mellowing the flower-filled chapel, the solemn procession made its way down 
the central aisle as strains of the stirring Jubilate lifted to the vaulted ceiling. 
Joy was overwhelming in forty-six expectant hearts. Rev. John C. Proctor, 
S. J., addressed the new-fledged seniors with words of hope and felicitation, 
and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament brought the ceremony to a 
fitting close. 

A reception for the seniors and their parents was held in the gym, and 
later in the evening the class congregated at dinner, the final celebration 
of the first momentous occasion in the life of a senior. 




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Guest Speak 



ers 



Miss Mary Louise Hic\ey, talented solo 
dramatist, charmed us completely with 
her brilliant performance of "Life With 
Father." The sparkling comedy was given 
even livelier treatment by this vivacious 
lady, so versatile in portraying widely 
divergent characters. Captivating is the 
word for her. 



Germinating from the seeds sown in the literary discussion of Rei-. Harold 
C. Gardiner, S. J., came shoots of clearer understanding, keener discrimination 
and more discerning judgment in regard to best sellers. We realized from his 
vital remarks that truly each reader must be her own Index as she reads, 
penetrating the surface to find the core of truth, the suggestion of beauty. 



Elmites greatly appreciated Mrs. Kathe- 
rine Burton's lecture on Catholic heritage. 
Combining factual truth with a delightful 
sense of humor, she provided a challenge 
for aspiring Catholic authors by means of 
inspiration through biography, her fa- 
vorite mode of writing. 




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"Let us adore Him." — Yon 



Warm, colorful and comforting, the intimate drama of the Nativity moved 
us with its ageless enchantment, while on the air, spicy with evergreens, rang 
out the glorious harmonies of the Christmas chorus. The soft cadences of 
Gesu Bambino, rising to a thrilling crescendo, the stirring exhortation, Shepherds, 
Aw a\e, the pulsing mystery in the Carol of the Drifting Snow, the breath-taking 
Magnificat aided immeasurably in making us realize the glory of the Gift 
of God. 

"Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella, 
Bring a torch on this night of joy. . . 



To continue in an ethereal vein, the excellent program offered by the 
Orpheus Harp Trio in a midwinter musicale sent our spirits soaring to the 
skies. The skillful fingering of the golden strings, and the sparkling droplets 
of music made us veritably tingle. Particularly fine were Rainbow Music from 
Das Rheingold, the Arabian Gypsy Fantasy and the Gaelic Carol, though snatches 
of the various selections thrummed in fading echo through our minds for 
days after. 



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\jPith chCearts \Joung and Qay 



The blithe spirit of the Class of '47 manifested itself foi four years, but during 
these past months of work and play it was interesting to note that the merry 
manner remained undaunted. In the choice of their class play the senior 
thespians upheld the advantages of presenting the lively escapades of that 
incomparable pair of Skinner and Kimbrough. It offered a suitable medium, 
indeed, for the sparkling talents of the seniors, and helped lighten other 
hearts, too. 

Of course, the seniors had to end their last year on a gay note, since they 
began it with such merriment during the week of Freshman Initiation. Despite 
the troubles and trials imposed upon them, the neophytes gave every indica- 
tion of future gaiety and good sportsmanship, every assurance that they will 
follow in the footsteps of their loyal senior sisters. 




ALLAH' 



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Commencement 



The spotlight is focused strongly 
on the seniors as the momentous 
week of Commencement dawns, 
with the honors and events attendant 
upon it. During all our days at the 
college we have dreamed of this 
time, thought of it with anticipation 
at first, later with some trepidation, 
and finally, when it was about to be 
realized, with genuine regret. We 
know that it is now "we finish, to 
begin." 

For us, this special week cele- 
brates the recognition of work well 
done; it stresses the significance of 
seniority by the several manifesta- 
tions of honor, and binds, with a 
twining of memorable activities, all 
our fondest recollections, solemn or 
gay. 

We are the women of the hour; 
we are eager and ready to go forth 
arrayed in the glory of Catholic 
principles; we are wistful at the 
thought of severing ties with what 
we hold most dear — our teachers, 
our friends, our favorite campus 
nooks. For it will never be quite the 
same to us again. Nor shall we be 
the same, for, strengthened by the 
inspired training and noble ideals of 
our Alma Mater, we stand proud, 
happy, militant to meet and defeat 
the challenge of the waiting world. 




CLASS DAY OFFICERS 



CLASS MARSHAL Katherine V. Moriarty 

CLASS ORATOR Catherine ]. McDonnell 

CLASS PROPHET Jean M. Shea 

CLASS POET " Theresa M. Amiot 

CLASS HISTORIAN Lillian M. Meyer 

CLASS WILL Phyllis M. Hoar 

CLASS SONG Mary C. Vittengl, Barbara G. Lar\in 



Class Day brings with it a prevailing mood most poignant, mingling in the 
colorful ceremonies the mixed emotions of gladness and regret. The seniors 
blend smiles with a few tears as, flanked by juniors bearing the graceful loops 
of the daisy chain and escorted by the underclassmen, they proceed to a 
campus spot designated as the site for the traditional tree planting and oration. 

In Veritas Auditorium, the class day program is then presented, bringing 
forth the cherished memories of four years' comradeship, the fanciful prophe- 
cies for the future, the echoing strains of the class song. 

On that night the seniors assemble at their class banquet, the last formal 
get-together before graduation day. 




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The planting of a tree at the close of our college years is both customary 
and appropriate. It is customary as a living symbol, a verdant token of 
regard for our Alma Mater, and it is appropriate in its analogy that, as this 
young sapling will grow to lofty stature, so will the roots of Catholic culture, 
nurtured so lovingly by our professors, branch forth in vital, increasing 
strength through the passing of time. 

For we appreciate keenly the acknowledged excellence of the education 
that has been offered to us here. We are convinced that its quality finds 
little equal and we turn to our alumnae as proof of our credence. 

It is inevitable that, through association with them, we should feel the 
gentle, yet insistent influence of those who have become outstanding in the 
world by rejecting the world, sacrificing all for the serving of God and man. 
This that we have seen and felt is service in its truest sense, and we can, in 
the future, but live by its sublime motives — utter trust in God, and the directing 
of all to Him as the Supreme End. 

This is, we firmly believe, the greatest lesson we have learned, and now 
our pliant ideals and ambitions, trained by such guidance, will reach toward 
the goal in the skies. We plant this tree as a symbol and a concrete sign of 
hope that we may present the only reward we may give — the fruit it will 
bear in our lives. 



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I, Phyllis Marion Hoar, in the name of the Senior Class of the College of 
Our Lady of the Elms, in the year of Our Lord 1947, do hereby make my last 
will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time here- 
tofore made 
Section 1 — Article 1 

To our President and beloved Bishop, Thomas M. O'Leary, we leave our 
eternal gratitude for the establishment of this institution of higher learning 
where we have had the privilege of being students for the past four years. 
We also thank him for his endless toil in aiding us along the way toward 
becoming better women and more devoted children of God. We shall always 
remember our most Reverend Bishop in our prayers and thoughts during 
our years to be. 
Article 2 

To our most learned Vice-President, Rev. Doctor John R. Rooney, we, the 
Class of 1947, give our sincerest thanks for his most welcome advice, and 
our appreciation for his guiding hand during our four years here at the 
College of Our Lady of the Elms. 
Article 3 

To Reverend Mother John Berchmans, S. S. J., and the Reverend Sisters of 
Saint Joseph, we give and bequeath our insufficient thanks for their willing- 
ness and fortitude in guiding us along the path of true Christian learning and 
for instilling in us a truly Catholic, womanly attitude toward the varying 
aspects of life. We shall never forget our dear Sisters, and we trust that God 
Almighty will reward them greatly for the comprehensive role they have 
played in the training of young Catholic women. May they find peace in 
the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. 
Article 4 

To our Chaplain and Professor of Religion, Reverend Thomas B. Pierce, we, 
the Class of '47, do hereby bequeath our deep appreciation for his generous 
part in preparing us for the complexities of the future and although we have 
not had the privilege of attending his classes during the entire course, we 
wish him to know that we shall always cherish his instruction and ever jovial 
manner 
Article 5 

To our Professor of Philosophy, Reverend Doctor George A. Shea, we give 
our lasting gratitude for his help and patience in impregnating us with a 
working knowledge of scholastic philosophy. We wish also to tell him, our 
Father Shea, that the years spent at O. L. E. would not have been complete 
if he, a true philosopher, had not been there to share them with us. 
Article 6 

To the Faculty of Our Lady of the Elms, we leave our sincerest affection 
and thanks for every hour of knowledge and kindness afforded us that we 
might accomplish our goal as true graduates of the College of Our Lady 
of the Elms. 
Article 7 

To our dear "sister class" we leave our deepest love and affection and feel 
that they, the Class of Nineteen Hundred Forty-Nine, will ever uphold the 
bright traditions of their sister class — 1947. 

In the presence of the Senior Class, here at the College of Our Lady of 
the Elms, I hereunto subscribe our seal in the year of Our Lord, 1947. 

The Senior Class of O. L. E. 
Phyllis Marion Hoar, Class Attorney 



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Glass G^rook 



ropnecy 



Soar with me on the wings of imagination ten years hence, to the year 
1957. The lounge of O'Leary Hall is ablaze with lights and the room is 
animated with activity. Yes, it is the graduating class of 1947, who have 
assembled to renew old memories. 

Now those three by the fireplace, who are wildly waving their hands are 
not deaf mutes, as you may imagine, but are merely former French majors 
of the Class of '47. Mary McManus, Anne Marie King and Carolyn King have 
joined forces and operate a thriving little French restaurant, "Le Petit Gourmet" 
by name, in New York's Latin Quarter. They have met with such outstanding 
success that they plan to expand with a chain of similar establishments. 

That prosperous-looking trio by the piano — Mary Boyle, jane Durkan and 
Betty Dolan — has sung its way into the hearts of New York theater-goers by 
their unique renditions of current songs. Barbara Larkin, a talented pianist, 
is the only one able to accompany them. Another of our girls who has also 
succeeded in a musical way is Phyllis Hoar. "Phyl" warbles torch songs at 
one of the big night-clubs in San Francisco. 

Dorothy Lawe enjoys top rank among the current authors of mystery stories. 
Katherine Moriarty serves as her secretary and travelling companion. Jeanne 
McDermott, now the mother of four boys, lives in the West. Her letters to her 
former school chums, Dot and Kay, give vivid descriptions of her life there 
and supply Dot with many plots for her novels. 

Speaking of newspapers, you'll never guess who edits the "New York 
Sun." Yes, Joan McCaffrey, former editor of our own enterprising "Elmscript," 
and a very competent editor she is. She often lunches with Mary Vittengl, a 
successful business executive with offices in Rockefeller Center. 

Those two inseparables, Betty Ann Moynihan and Clare Donlin, have 
entered the field of commercial art, and both have excellent positions with 
advertising firms. They got their experience making posters for the "Campus 
Communique," remember? 




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The three "mad scientists" who seem to be conversing in a foreign lan- 
guage, but are merely using everyday scientific terms, are Mary Sheehan, 
Ann Canty and Mary Jean McNamara. I've heard rumors to the effect that 
they have made a scientific discovery which will rival the atomic bomb. The 
scientific field is also represented by Dorothy Miner who now has her doc- 
torate and has flown all the way from South America where she is chief 
research chemist for a well-known oil company. 

Here come Catherine McDonnell, Mary Mara, Theresa Allen and Rosemary 
Tower. Their summer resort in Branford called the "Montafreeze" has become 
the exclusive place to go. They obtained their experience working summers 
at seaside haunts, it seems. 

Mary Shevlin, Therese Cartier and Alice Lappin still look as though they 
just stepped out of a bandbox. And why not? They have opened a specialty 
shop in Holyoke, where they feature modish Paris originals. Another Elms 
girl who has met with success in the world of fashion is Margaret Galleshaw, 
who edits a popular style magazine. Margie is ably assisted in her work 
by Ellen Martone who acts as business manager for the publication and 
Hedwig Wolochowicz who does the striking illustrations. 

Phyllis Vigneault and Rosemary Gallagher, rhythmic to their fingertips, have 
opened a school of the dance in Boston, and have created a sensation with 
the "Songa," an intriguing combination of the "Samba" and the "Conga." 

Helen O'Neill and Mary McElroy, both ardent lovers of history, hold impor- 
tant positions in Washington in the field of political science. Dorothy Manion 
is also in Washington, serving as state representative for Massachusetts. 

Ellin McCabe and Patricia Johnson head the Chamber of Commerce in 
Lenox, Mass. They have certainly put their fair metropolis on the map by 
spreading its fame far and wide. 

Lillian Meyer has realized her ambition at last. Principal of a nursery 
school on Long Island, she is happy as a lark with all her little charges. Her 
good friend Rosemary Donovan heads "Miss Donovan's School" on the Hud- 
son. This institution has a marvelous rating since Miss Donovan, besides 
being an admirer of culture, is a strict disciplinarian. 

Bette McKenna has just arrived. She is a bit late because she had to take 
the clipper from Spain. Amazing all with her facility in Spanish, she acts as 
chief interpreter at the American Embassy. 

I was just talking to Marion Burnett who is all wrapped up in her job as 
industrial engineer. She was trying to explain to me the mechanics of some 
complicated engine which she is designing, but I was a mite confused, as 
you can guess. Both Susan Fitzgerald and Maureen Smith have their own 
radio programs now. Susan's broadcast To the Housewife" is a favorite of 
every conscientious housekeeper and Maureen's "Clothes Corner" focuses 
attention on fashion and beauty hints, and is widely acclaimed all over 
America. 

Muriel Desautels is doing a fine job of raising five hardy children. She is 
certainly giving them a cultural background, starting them, as she does, with 
Latin as soon as they are able to read. Muriel always loved Latin so! 

Theresa Amiot has also achieved success in the literary world. Her short 
stories and poems are to be found in all the magazines. Barbara Parnell, an 
enthusiastic teacher, is using one of Theresa's collections of short stories in 
her senior English literature course. 

Well, during the evening, I seem to have met and spoken to all of my former 
classmates. It certainly has been edifying to see that everyone has done so 
well and is so genuinely satisfied with her line of work. We've had such a 
delightful time we hate saying goodbye, but lights still go out at ten! And I 
have reams to do to get Le Recueil out tomorrow. 



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Glass Siistory 

The final note of our senior year is about to resound, that of our graduation 
processional. Though it causes a shade of sadness, reminding us that we 
must part with all we have held most dear during these four brief years, it 
awakens, too, a sense of pride and gratification. The happy days we have 
had, the wonderful times we have known, the joy of being together and 
knowing each other so well, the priceless friends that are ours, and the power 
gained in the knowledge we have procured make our retrospect a happy one. 

And now, our senior farewell serenade — 

"We'll always remember the golden September — " when a group of be- 
wildered freshmen were received into the fold. A few extra ribbons, a few 
bright colors, a few odd clothes, a few rules and regulations, and the freshmen 
found themselves in the midst of an initiation that the seniors long anticipated 
and now realized. Each senior in the Class of '47 knew that this was her 
last Freshman Week here on the campus, and thus relived her own orienta- 
tion at the hands of the seniors of four short years ago. When all students 
assembled for the banquet on Elms Night, the experiences of the past week 
were forgotten and the new Elmites launched their career amid songs and 
merriment. 

"Falling leaves tumble down — " and our autumn melody brought with it 
October, the month of our spiritual retreat. We all set aside studies and 
extra-curricular activities and dedicated our thoughts, words and actions to 
God Alone. 

"Now we're seniors at last — " Then came the senior privilege of donning 
the academic garb. Investiture! We of '47 were proud, indeed, and tears 
glistened in our eyes as we walked down the chapel aisle clad for the first 
time in our cap and gown, followed by the fond glances of loving parents 
and admiring friends. 

"The moon and the stars — " The first affair upon which the social spotlight 
shone brightly was the "Elmata Dance," '47's initial whirl of the season which 
proved most successful. 



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"We're dreaming of a white Christmas — " December brought with it vaca- 
tion time and preceding it the memoiable Sodality Christmas Party at which 
Saint Nicholas made O.L.E. the first stop of his tour. 

"A pretty girl is like a melody — " After the holidays came headaches in 
the form of mid-year exams, but in February the juniors brightened our 
campus with preparations for their chef-d'oeuvre, the Junior Prom. The gym, 
transformed into a dreamy ballroom for the occasion, carried out the theme 
of lilting melody. The Prom merited the heartfelt praise and admiration of 
seniors and underclassmen alike. 

"My wild Irish rose — " The annual Father-Daughter Day celebration took 
place on Our Lady's campus under a haze of green, since the eve of St. 
Patrick's influenced greatly both the decorations and trend of entertainment. 
It was gratifying to see the Dads joining wholeheartedly in the general mirth- 
making. 

"In your Easter bonnet — " We welcomed our Easter vacation and the 
thoughts that it brought with it of the approaching Easter Ball and Spring 
Concert — many long, hard hours of work which were well repaid by the 
enjoyment experienced and the compliments received. 

"April showers bring May flowers — " and so our last months here on the 
campus as students were upon us. We presented our class play, "Our Hearts 
Were Young and Gay," to the amusement and approval of all. Events fol- 
lowed in rapid succession, for as we had feted our Dads in March, in May 
we entertained our Mothers in like fashion at the annual Tea. The next event 
of special interest was the Tea Dance, a bit of brightness before the gray 
mist of final exams settled over the campus. Expectations of the Senior Ball, 
however, soon dispelled the shadows. 

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot — " Symbolized by caps and gowns, 
diplomas and an aura of happiness Commencement Day arrived. Sad at 
leaving our beloved Alma Mater, we resolved to return often as loyal alumnae. 

When we have been long forgotten at Our Lady of the Elms we yet will 
recall it and each other with warm remembrances. Bidding you adieu, we say: 

"This to you who after us will go: 

'Sweet may your days be in this place.' " 



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To you, Our Lady 0/ the Elms, 

We breathe a grateful prayer 

Of than\s for all that we have gamed 

These four years neath your care. 

Enrolled beneath your banners high 

Of flaming green and gold, 

We followed faith and love to find 

The truth which we'll ever hold. 



A dearer thing to each of us 
Has friendship come to be, 
For we will ever cherish those 
We made at O.L.E. 

And now through tears at parting comes 
Our smiling last adieu, 
Because, of every loyal heart 
A part remains with you. 



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At length arrives the 
longed-for day, Baccalau- 
reate Sunday, marking 
with an air of finality the 
close of our four years on 
the campus, binding to- 
gether the ends of bright 
interwoven threads of 
happy, carefree days and 
grand, glorious events. 
Now it is that the future 
becomes a reality to each 
of us, for now, after long 
years of preparation, we 
are ready to take our in- 
dividual places in life, 
ready to assume the re- 
sponsibilities which lie be- 
fore us. Baccalaureate Sunday impresses this upon us, for it is the eve of our 
reception of the degree which crowns the achievement of our college days. 

The processional from Veritas Auditorium to the Chapel past the warm, 
loving glances of family and friends, the words of praise and encouragement 
spoken from the altar, the last solemn Benediction of our Eucharistic King and 
Lord, the unity so manifestly expressed in the singing of the underclassmen 
and seniors, the recessional — all impart a thrill and become a part of our 
fondest memories. 



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e ^Alumnae 




PRESIDENT: Gertrude Flannery 
VICE-PRESIDENT: Mrs. William Fox 
SECRETARY: Mrs. Howard Murphy 
TREASURER: Agnes Cassidy 



We seniors are about to join the Alumnae of our college. In years to come 
it will be we who will give the annual tea to future seniors, who will gather 
together with them on the Saturday of Commencement Week to welcome them 
into our ranks. It will be we who will join in the support of all the functions 
of our Alma Mater as well as those of the Alumnae chapters. It will be we 
who will proudly call ourselves the Alumnae of Our Lady of the Elms 

May the same spirit of love and loyalty continue when we are long since 
departed from the campus so dear to our hearts. 



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'We'll always dream in years to be 
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Of all our days at O.L.E.; 
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Will blossom and last us for all our lives through." 
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BEST WISHES 
I of the 

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I OF THE ELMS 

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Plumbing 



252 EXCHANGE STREET 



CHICOPEE 



When you are next in need of plumbing or heating — whether new work 
or modernization — let us figure with you 



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L. G. Balfour Company 



Attleboro 



Massachusetts 



CLASS RINGS AND PINS 

Commencement Invitations 
Diplomas — Personal Cards 
Club Insignia — Memorial Plaques 



Represented by S. G. LEE 
230 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 



T. J. CONWAY CO. 



Plumbing and Heating 



CONTRACTORS 



77 V/inter St., Springfield, Mass. 



Phone 2-5131 



Treat yourself 
to the best . . 
Drink 



COUNTRY CLUB 
BEVERAGES 



Country Club Soda Co., Inc. 

Springfield, Mass. 



Compliments of 



JEANNE D'ARC CIRCLE, No. 44 



DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA 



Fitchburg, Massachusetts 



Complnnents of 



James J. Dowd & Son 

I n s u r an c e 



HOLYOKE, MASS. 



ALFRED E. DUNLOP 




62 GRAPE STREET 



CHICOPEE 



FIELD S HARDWARE 

MOORE'S PAINTS 
GLASS— TOOLS— SEEDS 
HOUSEWARES— HARDWARE 

256 EXCHANGE ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. 



Compliments of 

GALASKA 

Furniture Company 



CHICOPEE 



MASS. 



Phone 351 

MLLE. GAUTHIER 

26 Center Street 
Chicopee, Mass. 

HOSIERY, MILLIHERT, and 
LADIES' UNDERWEAR 

Glenwood Pharmacy 

k A Reliable Drug Store" 

Maurice B. Landers, Reg. Pharm. 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS 

Phone 2-0257 
435 Springfield Street Springfield, Mass. 



Arthur J. Granfield 



Real Estate and Insurance 



60 Springfield St. 



Chicopee 



HASTINGS 

Stationery Store 



Greeting Cards 
for All Occasions 



CHICOPEE 



MASSACHUSETTS 



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Compliments of 

Hollywood Cleaners 

50 Ely Street Holyoke 



Compliments of 

HOLYOKE 
BUSINESS SCHOOL 

560 Dwight Street Holyoke 

We Specialize in Custom Tailoring for Women 

JOSEPH'S 

Tailors and Clothiers 

Telephone 4-3201 
1821-1825 Main St., 2 Blocks above R.R. Arch 

KOHN BROTHERS, Inc. 

Famous Shoes from 
Famous Makers 

174 North Street 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Branches : 

Saratoga Springs, N. Y. — Glens Falls, N. Y. 
Also Denby's in Troy, N. Y. 



W. Co CC@SD®[RE[IC 

FLORIST 

500 FRONT STREET 
CHICOPEE, MASS. 



The Anne Leary Shop 

Corsets - Girdles - Under things 
Negligees and Hosiery 

Telephone 2-52 34 231 Maple Street 
HOLYOKE 



Joseph F. Loughrey 

Fur Centre 
Retail Furriers 

"The Name that means fine quality 
in Fur coats. A similar quality in 
that of the students of 

OUR LADY OF THE ELMS." 

MAPLE STREET HOLYOKE 



John J. Lynch, Inc. 

Jewelers 

Specialists in the Remounting of Precious 
Stones 

Diamonds — Watches — Jewelry 

2 72 Bridge Street 




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Compliments of 



MORRIS FUR STORAGE 



584 State Street 



SPRINGFIELD 



MASSACHUSETTS 



MacDONALD & JOHNSON, INC. 

formerly 

MacDONALD and SHEA, Inc. 

INSURANCE of all kinds to meet your 
PERSONAL and BUSINESS needs 



THIRD NATIONAL BANK BLDG. 



PHONE 6-5461 



Wm. D. MacDonald 
127 Sumner Avenue 
Springfield 



F. I. Johnson 
18 South Park Ave. 
Longmeadow 



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WALL-STREETER SHOE COMPANY 

Manufacturers of 
FOOT PALS 
Fine Shoes for Men 

NORTH ADAMS MASSACHUSETTS 



CAREERS IN AIRLINE OFFICES 

For Young Men and Women 
APPLICATIONS by PERSONAL INTERVIEW ONLY 



Worcester School of Business Science 

88 Front Street 
Dial 6-2569 

Katherine Foley Ward, Director 



Compliments of 



Doscher Paper Box 
Corporation 

114-116 Lincoln Street 
Jersey City, New Jersey 



"Manufacturers of 
Plain and Fancy Boxes" 



Complnnents of 



R. C. FITZ & CO. 



PRINTERS 



Telephone 2-3693 



49 Ranney Street 



SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 

HAFEY 
FUNERAL SERVICE 



Serving Springfield 
and Vicinity 



Compliments of 



Hill's Pharmacy 



Headquarters for 

Lovell and Covel Chocolates 
Kemps Nuts 
Max Factor, Coty, Evening in Paris 
and many other well'\nown Toiletries 



250 Exchange Street 
Chicopee, Massachusetts 



Compliments of 



E. W. LARKIN & CO. 



BUILDERS 



Springfield, Massachusetts 



HOLYOKE 



MLLUl 




DEPT. STORE 

... A STORE 
YOU'LL LIKE TO VISIT 
AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY 



Main Entrance on Dwight Street 
Corner Maple St., HOLYOKE 



COMPLIMENTS 



OF A FRIEND 



Compliments of 



J. G. ROY LUMBER 



COMPANY 



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Compliments of 

McCarthy Bros. 

52 Driscoll Street 
PEABODY - - MASS. 



McCREA & SONS 

Authors of 
THE STANDARD FUNERAL PLAN 
in Worcester 



921 Main St., cor. Hancock 
One Bloc\ l^orth of St. Peter's 



George O. McGlynn, Opt. D. 

John J. O'Neil, Opt. D. 

McGlynn & O'Neil 

Optometrists 

Bookstore Building, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 
1383 MAIN STREET Phone 2-9514 

Established 1910 



NATIONAL 
LIBRARY BINDERY 

WEST SPRINGFIELD 
MASSACHUSETTS 

Bibles and Prayerbooks 
Beautifully Bound 
Tel. 3-7145 



AUCTIONEERS 



APPRAISERS 



E. J. O'Neil Agency 

Insurance and 
Real Estate 

22 Broadway Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



Compliments of 

THE LAYMEN'S RETREAT 
LEAGUE 

West Springfield, Massachusetts 



Compliments of 

Rice & Kelly, Inc* 

W. F. Garrity 

GOOD FURNITURE 

PITTSFIELD. MASS. 



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RIEL HARDWARE & MILL 


Compliments of 


SUPPLY 


Springfield Civil Service 
and Commercial School 


129 D WIGHT STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 


145 State Street. Springfield 
Tel. 2-8416 


ROVELLI'S 

Springfield's Leading Restaurant 

170-174 Worthington St. 


A. ST. PIERRE 
FUR SALON 

467 Dwight Street — Holyoke 


Springfield Massachusetts 


Telephone 2-3406 


ROWLEY Motor Sales 


Compliments of 


PACKARD 


WALTER M. SHEA 

Attorney at'Law 


North Adams : Mass. 


CHICOPEE FALLS : MASS. 


PURE CANDIES RIGHT PRICES 

SHARP'S CONFECTIONERY 

Is Guaranteed 
If These Goods Are Not Satisfactory Return 
Them to Us 

Our Ice Cream Is the Cream of Creams 
WHOLESALE RETAIL 

SHARP'S HOME MADE ICE CREAM 

For Weddings, Socials, Showers, etc. 
342 Front Street Chicopee, Mass. 

Tel. 1058 


T. F. SHEEHAN 

FLORIST 

136 State Street Springfield Mass. 



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Compliments 



E. T. O'NEILL 6- SONS 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR 

<$> 

HOLYOKE MASSACHUSETTS 



Leo J. Simard 

Jeweler 



34 SUFFOLK STREET HOLYOKE. MASS 



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JOHN F. SHEA 


Compliments of 


Pasteurized Milk and Cream 


SPRINGFIELD 


Ri i ttprm i 1 lr 


FIRE and MARINE 




INSURANCE 


42 NAOMI STREET 






195 State Street 


CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. 


Springfield, Massachusetts 



Compliments of 

J. Stevens Arms 

SAVAGE ARMS CORPORATION 

Chicopee Falls : Mass. 




Personal Leather Goods 

LUGGAGE 
TRUNKS 

GIFTS 



1341 MAIN STREET 



Next to Union Trust 



SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



D. C. Sweeney & Sons 

220 Worthington Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



Quality Furniture 



for Your Entire Home 



Compliments of 



Francis C. Tylunas 



159 Broadway 
CHICOPEE, MASS. 



Tel. 1826 



M. J. WALSH & SONS 

General 
Contractors 



Holvoke 



Massachusetts 



Compliments of 



JOHNSON'S 



Lenox 



Massachusetts 



Lvsek Paint & Supply 

200 EXCHANGE STREET 
Chicopee, Massachusetts 

Telephone 629 



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SCHERMERHORN FISH CO. 

Incorporated 



SPRINGFIELD 



HOLYOKE 



Largest Seafood Dealers in 
Western Massachusetts 



Compliments of 



Mrs. George Simon 



Solin's Market, Inc. 

110 West Street 
CHICOPEE. MASSACHUSETTS 



HAND-SEWN "PRONTOS" 
— Famous for Fit 



SPRINGFIELD. MASS. 
"More by the Pair — Less by the Year" 



Compliments of 

E. A. SULLIVAN COMPANY 

384 Main Street 
Worcester Massachusetts 

Compliments of 

Wendell T. Phillips 

Architect 
Milford, Massachusetts 



TIERNEY'S 

Flowers 



288 Bridge Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



Compliments of 

ABC TAXI CO. 

Tel. Chicopee 2054 
All drivers Ex-servicemen 



Day and Night we 
Never Sleep 



256l/ 2 Exchange St. 
Chicopee 



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TRAILWAYS of NEW ENGLAND 

Direct Service to 
ORANGE, ATHOL, GARDNER, 
FITCHBURG, AYER, FORT DEVENS 

Telephone 7-3531 
218 Memorial St. West Springfield 



DIAMONDS 



WATCHES 



Incorporated 



TRUE BROTHERS 

Jewelers 
Established 1898 

1390 MAIN STREET 

Fine quality — large variety — fair prices 
JEWELRY SILVERWARE 



Compliments of 



Walter Trybulski 

City Treasurer 



CHICOPEE 



MASSACHUSETTS 



VALLIERE PHARMACY 

Rod. Valliere, Jr. 

Registered Pharmacist 

740 Chicopee Street Willimansett 



Compliments of 



Vogue Beauty Salon 



CHICOPEE 



Greetings to the Class of J 947 
from 

Holyo\e's Oldest Boo\store 

Daniel F. Waters Company 

Holyoke - Massachusetts 



Compliments of 

"Y" PHARMACY 

Charles A. Fisher 



WILLIMANSETT 



MASS. 



RANGE and FURNACE OILS 

AUTH 

607 BELMONT AVENUE 
PHONE 7-1468 



COAL 



COKE 



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Worcester Telegram 


SPRINGFIELD OFFICE 


Evening Gazette 


SUPPLY CO. 




Sunday Telegram 


Everything for the Office 


% 


lol5 Main ot. 




Springfield, Mass. 


Radio Station 




WTAG 


Since 1910 






WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 



SfLtUnxfyeld Quick GowjiaHdf, 

630 Main Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



New and Used Automobiles 

Service All Makes of Cars 



William Lynch, Mor. 



Telephone 2-4126 



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TAFT OIL COMPANY 

GASOLINE, MOTOR OILS, TIRES 
RANGE AND FUEL OILS 
OIL BURNERS 



CORNER OF LYMAN AND FRONT STREETS 
HOLYOKE MASS. 
Telephone 9847 



LAFLEUR'S 


Gerald F. Moran, Inc. 


Hardware - Paints - Radios 
Electrical Appliances 


Jewelers — Opticians 


B 


38 Vernon Street 


246 EXCHANGE ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. 


Springfield, Massachusetts 


F. J. MALONEY 




Athletic Outfitter 


COMPLIMENTS 


333 Dwight Street 


OF A FRIEND 


Springfield, Mass. 





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Daniel O'Conneirs Sons, Inc. 

General 
Contractors 

Telephone Holyoke 5669 
Established 1879 Incorporated 1926 



480 HAMPDEN STREET 



HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS 



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eOMPMMENT 



OF A 



FRIEND 



Compliments of 



VERDEORO PLAYERS 



College of Our Lady of the Elms 



CHICOPEE 



MASSACHUSETTS 



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the 



charles 



clay 



studio 



Johnson's Bookstore Bldg., 1383 Main Street 
Springfield, Massachusetts 
Dial 6-3881 



Staff photographers to class of 1947 



Formerly the Arthur Alvin Studio 



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Comphrnents of 

BURN AM'S 

1402 MAIN STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



L. W. CALLAHAN 

Painting 
Contractor 

48 Westford Circle Springfield, Mass. 

Telephone 3-3062 



COLONAL CATERER 

WEDDINGS BANQUETS PARTIES 

Edna M. Jerrold 

1464 State Street Tel. 6-3288 

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 



GUIMOND'S 
DRUG STORE 



Mitchell's Filling Station 

"Service with a Conscience" 
437 Springfield Street 
Tel. 8094 



Compliments of 



Janis Bake Shoppe 

CHICOPEE 
MASSACHUSETTS 



NEW ENGLAND 
CHURCH SUPPLY 

RELIGIOUS ARTICLES 
PRAYERBOOKS 



Springfield 



Massachusetts 



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BEST WISHES 

to the 
1947 ALUMNAE 



Trade Composition Compan' 



CHICO CLUB Beverages 

Golden and Pale Dry 
GINGER ALE 

CHICOPEE SODA COMPANY 

Chicopee, Mass. 

Telephone 605 



Compliments 



of 



A FRIEND 




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